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WHAT IS Ne (Neon)?

Neon is a chemical element with symbol Ne and atomic number 10. It is a noble. Neon is a
colorless, odorless, inert monatomic gas under standard, with about two-thirds the density of air.
It was discovered (along with krypton and xenon) in 1898 as one of the three residual rare inert
elements remaining in dry air, after nitrogen, oxygen, argon and carbon dioxide were removed.

Neon (Greek (neon), neuter singular form of meaning "new"), was discovered in 1898
by the British chemists Sir William Ramsay (18521916) and Morris W. Travers (18721961)
in London.[13] Neon was discovered when Ramsay chilled a sample of air until it became a
liquid, then warmed the liquid and captured the gases as they boiled off.

Associated Uses of Ne (Neon)

Neon lights & signs. Neon lighting was invented by the French chemist Georges Claude (1870-
1960). A neon light consists of a glass tube filled with neon. An electric current is passed
through the tube which causes neon atoms to break apart.

The Properties of the Neon Element

SYMBOL OF ELEMENT

Group 18 Melting point 248.59C, 415.46F, 24.56 K

Period 2 Boiling point 246.046C, 410.883F, 27.104 K

Block p Density (g cm3) 0.000825

Atomic number 10 Relative atomic mass 20.180


20Ne
State at 20C Gas Key isotopes

Electron 7440-01-9
[He] 2s22p6 CAS number
configuration
Three radioactive isotopes of neon are known also. A radioactive isotope is one that breaks
apart and gives off some form of radiation. Radioactive isotopes are produced when very small
particles are fired at atoms. These particles stick in the atoms and make them radioactive.

Ne Ne
Neon Neon
What kind of element is Neon?

Neon is pronounced as NEE-on. History and Uses: Neon was discovered by Sir William Ramsay, a
Scottish chemist, and Morris M. Travers, an English chemist, shortly after their discovery of
the element krypton in 1898. Like krypton, neon was discovered through the study of liquefied air.

Is Neon a liquid or a gas?

Neon is a chemical element with symbol Ne and atomic number 10 and is a noble gas. Neon is a
colorless, odorless, inert monatomic gas under standard conditions, with about two-thirds the density of
air.

Name Neon
Number of Electrons 10
Melting Point -248.6 C
-246.1 C
Boiling Point

Density 0.901 grams per cubic centimeter