Krypton is a member of group 18 (noble gases) elements. A colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas, krypton occurs in trace amounts in the atmosphere and is often used with other rare gases in fluorescent lamps.
Krypton – Specific Heat, Latent Heat of Fusion, Latent Heat of Vaporization
Specific heat of Krypton is 0.248 J/g K.
Heat capacity is an extensive property of matter, meaning it is proportional to the size of the system. Heat capacity C has the unit of energy per degree or energy per kelvin. When expressing the same phenomenon as an intensive property, the heat capacity is divided by the amount of substance, mass, or volume, thus the quantity is independent of the size or extent of the sample.
Latent Heat of Fusion of Krypton is 1.638 kJ/mol.
Latent Heat of Vaporization of Krypton is 9.029 kJ/mol.
Latent heat is the amount of heat added to or removed from a substance to produce a change in phase. This energy breaks down the intermolecular attractive forces, and also must provide the energy necessary to expand the gas (the pΔV work). When latent heat is added, no temperature change occurs. The enthalpy of vaporization is a function of the pressure at which that transformation takes place.
See also: Mechanical Properties of Krypton
|Specific Heat||0.248 J/g K|
|Heat of Fusion||1.638 kJ/mol|
|Heat of Vaporization||9.029 kJ/mol|
Properties of other elements