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Neon
By Sarah Lane
May 27, 2004, 09:04

neon

Topic: Neon


ClassBrain Visitor:

What does neon mean and when and how was it founded?


ClassBrain Response:

This is a really good question.

Neon is atomic number 10 from the periodic table. This means that it has ten protons, electrons, and neutrons. Neon’s symbol is NE. Its atomic weight is 20.17.

Neon is a colorless, odorless, mostly slow moving gaseous element that is found in small amounts in air and is used in electric lamps or television tubes. You can form many shapes out of it. Neon was founded by Sir William Ramsey. The name 'neon' comes from the Greek word ‘neos’ meaning new.

Neon can be found in the earth’s atmosphere and in the rocks of the earth’s crust. It melts at -248.6 degrees Celsius and boils at -246.1 degrees Celsius.

Here is a link to some neon signs.

Here is a link to the periodic table of elements.


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