Name Neon
Symbol Ne
Atomic Number 10
Atomic Mass 20.1797 atomic mass units
Number of Protons 10
Number of Neutrons 10
Number of Electrons 10
Melting Point -248.6 C
Boiling Point -246.1 C
Density 0.901 grams per cubic centimeter
Normal Phase Gas
Family Noble Gas
Period 2
Cost $33 per 100 grams



Origin of Name From Greek word neos, meaning new
Date of Discovery In 1898 in England
Discovered by Sir William Ramsay and Morris W. Travers
Common Compounds
  • There are no common compounds using neon.
Interesting facts
  • It is the fourth most abundant element in the universe, but only it represents only 0.0018% of the earth's atmosphere.
  • It is the second lightest noble gas.
  • The neon sign was first used by Georges Claude in Paris in 19l0.
Common Uses
  • Neon lights
  • Gas lasers
  • Lightening arrestors
  • Television tubes
  • High voltage indicators
  • Wave meter tubes
  • Refrigerant


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