actinon


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actinon

(ăk`tənŏn'): see radonradon
, gaseous radioactive chemical element; symbol Rn; at. no. 86; mass no. of most stable isotope 222; m.p. about −71°C;; b.p. −61.8°C;; density 9.73 grams per liter at STP; valence usually 0. Radon is colorless and the most dense gas known.
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actinon

[′ak·tə‚nän]
(nuclear physics)
A radioactive isotope of radon, symbol An, atomic number 86, atomic weight 219, belonging to the actinium series. Also known as actinium emanation (Ac-Em).
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