Neon (Ne)

By: Erin Fisher

A. PROPERTIES

1. Physical Properties

a. Atomic Mass: 20.1797

b. Atomic Radius in picometers (pm): 1.54

c. Density: 0.900 g/l

d. Melting Point: -2.48.59 c (-415.46 f)

e. Boiling Point: -246.046 c (-410.883 f)

f. At room temperature (22°C), this element is a: Gas

g. Appearance: A colorless, odorless gas. Neon will not react with any other substances

h. Conductivity: Neon is not a good conductor

i. Malleability: Neon is a gas so therefore there is no Malleability

j. Hardness: None because it is a gas

k. Other physical properties: Neon does not react with anything

2. Chemical Properties

a. Flammability: No, neon is a non-reactant because it is a gas

b. Reactivity: Neon is not reactive

B. IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

1. Atomic Structure

Atomic Number: 10

Mass Number: 20.1797 amu

Protons: 10

Neutrons: 10

Electrons: 10

2. Location on the Periodic Table

On the farthest right side section of the Periodic Table, not the very first element on the top, but the element right below it is Neon
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C. History & Discovery

1. When?

It was first discovered in 1898

2. Where?

At a university college in London

3. Who?

Sir William Ramsay and Morris Travers

4. Why/How?

It was discovered through a study of liquefied air

D. Applications & Uses

1. Element Applications & Uses

Neon is used in glow lamps, open/closed signs, and many other everyday things

2. Isotopes

There are 20 isotopes in Neon

3. Compounds

Neon can form a compound with fluorine, it is not sure if this or any neon compound can produce naturally, but some evidence shows that it may be true.

E. Fun Facts

1. Name & Symbol

Neon was named after the word "New". Since the element was new they named it neon, because neon means new.

Works Cited

- Element Card: Gray, Theodore W. (2008). The Photographic Card Deck of the Elements.

- Elements Book: Gray, Theodore W. (2009). The Elements: A visual exploration of every known atom in the universe. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.

-Websites: http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table/element/10/neon

http://periodic.lanl.gov/10.shtml