Neon

Dayton McElyea

Discovery and where its found

Neon was discovered in 1898, but had no real use until 1910. Morris Travers and William Ramsay discovered neon. Neon was dicovered when they were doing experiments with liquid air. Can be found in small amounts in the air.



THe picture to the right is of William Ramsay.

On the periodic table

Name: Neon

Chemical Symbol: Ne

Atomic Number: 10

Atomic Mass: 20.18


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Uses and physical properties

Neon is a nonmetal, and is number 10 onthe periodic table. It is used for a few things such as; in lasers, T.V. tubes, wave meters, high voltage indicators, and neon signs. The most common and known way to use it is in neon signs. Almost everyone has seen neon in some way! Don't forget physical properties! The melting point is -248.59 degrees celcius and has a boiling point of -246.08 degrees celcius. The density is 1.204. It is a colorless, odorless, inert monatomic gas.

Fun Facts about neon

* Is a noble gas.

* The word neon comes from the Greek word "neos" meaning "new".

* Is in group 18 on the periodic table.

* Is the second lightest of the noble gases, helium is first.

* Has two-thirds the density of air.