Francis, Arthur W., Sr. Formerly, Union Carbide Corporation, Tarrytown, New York.
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A gaseous chemical element, Kr, atomic number 36, and atomic weight 83.80. Krypton is one of the noble gases in group 18 of the periodic table. Krypton is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. The table gives some physical properties of krypton. The principal use for krypton is in filling electric lamps and electronic devices of various types. Krypton-argon mixtures are widely used to fill fluorescent lamps. See also: Inert gases; Periodic table
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