# What atoms are used to make krypton?What kind of atoms, or how many atoms does krypton has?

hart379 | Certified Educator

Krypton is an element found on the periodic table.  A single element only contains atoms of that element.  The specific number of atoms found in a sample of krypton would vary depending on the amount of the sample you have. There are Avogadro's number of atoms in 1 mole of any element.  Avogadro's number is 6.02 X 10^23, so in 1 mole of krypton, there would be 6.02 x 10^23 atoms.  In two moles of krypton there would be 2 x (6.02 x 10^23) or 1.204 x 10^24 atoms.  If you do not know how many moles of krypton you have but know how much mass of krypton you have, you would have to first convert mass (or grams) to moles by dividing the mass given to you by the atomic mass of krypton (83.8g/mol).  Once you have converted grams to moles you multiply by Avogadro's number.

job518 | Certified Educator

Krypton is an element containing 36 protons, 48 neutrons and 36 electrons. The atomic weight (total number of particles in the atom's nucleus) is 83.8. Maybe you are wanting the different isotopes of Krypton. There are several different ones, denoted by numbers ie. 81 Kr, 85 Kr, etc. You can read more about these at the link below.

krishna-agrawala | Student

Krypton is an chemical element with chemical symbol Kr. This means that Krypton contains only krypton elements, just as any other elements contains atoms of only that particular element.

Krypton is a colourless, odourless, and tasteless gas that makes up about one millionth of the earth's atmosphere. It has atomic number 36 and atomic weight of 83.8. It belongs to the group of noble gas.

Krypton was discovered in 1898 by Sir William Ramsay and Morris Traverse. The name Krypton was derived from the Greek word kryptos which means the hidden one.

astrosonu | Student

Krypton is mixture of six stable isotopes. Isotopes are atoms which have same number of protons.