neon

The hottest element in town.

background info


  • atomic weight: 20.1797 u ± 0.0006 u
  • classification: non metal
  • element name: Neon
  • atomic number: 10
  • color: reddish orange
  • symbol: Ne
  • group: 18
  • period: 2

history of neon

From the Greek word for new, “neos.” It was discovered by Sir William Ramsay, a Scottish chemist, and Morris M. Travers, an English chemist.

uses of neon

The largest use for neon gas is in advertising signs. Neon is also used to make high voltage indicators and is combined with helium to make helium-neon lasers.

Description of neon

Neon is the second-lightest noble gas, its color is reddish-orange in a vacuum discharge tube and in neon lamps.

neon found in humans

Neon is too toxic to be found in humans.

neon in nature

Only 0.0018% of earths atmosphere is neon.

properties

Health effects of neon - Environmental effects of neon

interesting facts

neon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe, only 0.0018% of the earth's atmosphere is neon.