Neon (Ne)

By: Madeline Hiebert

Neon will light up your world!

Traver's Reaction to Neon

When Morris M. Travers discovered neon along with Sir William Ramsay he stated, “the blaze of crimson light from the tube told its own story and was a sight to dwell upon and never forget… For the moment the actual spectrum of the gas did not matter in the least, for nothing in the world gave a glow such as we had seen.”

Basic Information

Atomic Number: 10

Atomic Mass: 20.18

Number of Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons: 10

Classification

Neon is a nonmetal and is a noble gas.

Neon is in Group 18 on the periodic table.

Cost

The cost of neon is thirty three dollars for one hundred grams.

Interesting Facts About Neon

Neon forms in stars with a mass of eight or more of Earth's suns.

It has the smallest liquid range of any element

Neon is colorless under normal conditions.