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Neon (Ne)

Atomic Number: 10

Atomic Weight: 20.1797

Melting Point: 24.56 K

Boiling Point: 27.07 K

Group: Noble Gas Group Number: 18 Period: 2

Neon Element


Neon is a noble gas that comes from the Greek word "neos" meaning new ones. This element was discovered by a Scottish chemist, Sir William Ramsay, and an English chemist, Morris Travers. They discovered it in the year of 1898. The chemists discovered neon through the study of liquefied air.


Neon has a few uses. Mainly, it is used for advertising signs, because it is bright and fluorescent. As a liquid, neon can be used as a cryogenic refrigerant. Also, high voltage indicators can be made using neon.

Fun Facts

-fourth most abundant element in the universe

-only 0.0018% neon in earth's atmosphere

-lighter than air

-colorless, odorless, and tasteless

-if an electrical current is passed through it under low pressure, it glows a reddish-orange light

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