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Atomic symbol - Xe
Atomic weight - 131.29
Atomic number - 54
Electron configuration - 2-8-18-18-8
Oxidation states - 0
State of matter - gas
Noble gas
Discovered in 1898 by Sir William Ramsay and Morris W. Travers
Boils at -107.1 .C, melts at -111.9 .C

Xenon is a heavy and extremely rare gas. It is inert, meaning it does not
react with other elements and has an octet atomic structure. It is colorless,
odorless, and tasteless. Xenon is used in high-speed photography for lamps that
produce intense, short flashes of light. Xenon flash lamps are used to
activate ruby lasers. It was the first noble gas to combine with other
elements in 1962 by Neil Bartlet (that was previously thought to be

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