Facts about Neon

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Facts about the Definition of the Element Neon
The Element Neon is defined as...
A rare, inert gaseous element occurring in the atmosphere to the extent of 18 parts per million and obtained by fractional distillation of liquid air. It is colorless but glows reddish orange in an electric discharge and is used in displays and indicators.
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Neon
What are the origins of the word Neon ?
The name originates from the Greek word 'neos' meaning new.


 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Neon
Neon is classified as an element in the 'Noble Gases' section which can be located in group 18 of the Periodic Table.
 

Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Neon
Neon was discovered by Sir William Ramsay and one of his students, Morris W Travers in 1898.
 

Occurrence of the element Neon in the Atmosphere
Neon is a rare gas that is found in the Earth's atmosphere
Obtained from liquid air
 

Common Uses of Neon
Neon lights / signs
High-voltage indicators,
Gas discharge Lightning arrestors,
Television tubes.
 

The Properties of the Element Neon

Name of Element : Neon
Symbol of Element : Ne
Atomic Number of Neon : 10
Atomic Mass: 20.1797 amu
Melting Point: -248.6 C - 24.549994 K
Boiling Point: -246.1 C - 27.049994 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Neon : 10
Number of Neutrons in Neon : 10
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 0.901 g/cm3
Color of Neon : colorless but glows reddish orange in an electric discharge


The element Neon and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Neon on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Neon for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Neon with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Neon element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
 

Facts and Info about the element Neon - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Neon element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Neon was discovered by Sir William Ramsay and one of his students, Morris W Travers in 1898. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Neon is just one element that can be found.
 

Facts and Info about the Element Neon
 

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