A colorless, non-flammable and odorless gas.
Health Hazard: A simple asphyxiant.
Chemical PropertiesMolecular Weight: 131.3
1. Illumination and optics: used in light-emitting devices called xenon flash lamps
2. Medical: Xe is used as a general anesthetic
3. Other uses: In nuclear energy applications, xenon is used in bubble chambers, probes, and in other areas where a high molecular weight and inert nature is desirable.