I know radon is harmful and a threat to health, but are
there any uses for it? Also, do you know what scientists were involved
in the research of it?
Try contacting Commonwealth Edison, they have lots of information about
radon, especially now, and should be of help to you.
Noble gases are characterized by their lack of chemical reactivity.
However, radon (a noble gas) should be even more reactive than xenon, a
noble gas that has been caused to undergo a chemical reaction. Given
that radon is radioactive and has a half life of only about 3.82 days,
it doesn't hang around long enough to be converted into any kind of
chemical compound. Other than the fact that it is a pesky air pollutant,
I can't think of any practical use for radon. Perhaps another Newton
scientist could add something regarding radon's utility.
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