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Top 13 interesting facts about Neon
Neon is a noble gas discovered in 1898 by Sir Willian Ramsey.
Neon's name comes from the Greek word "neos" which means "new".
Neon is obtained from liquid air and it is mainly used in lighting.
Neon's melting point is at -248.6 °C (24.549994 K, -415.48 °F).
Neon's boiling point is at -246.1 °C (27.049994 K, -410.98 °F).
It has a cubic crystal structure and it is colorless, odorless, inert, and monatomic gas.
Neon has three stable isotopes
Neon, being an inert gas, does not form chemical compounds under normal conditions.
Neon is a rare gas on Earth but it is the fifth abundant element in the Universe.
Neon is a very volatile gas which means it has a great tendency to vaporize.
Neon produces a red-orange light when used in electrified tube lights (other colors are obtained using different noble gases).
Neon is used as a cryogenic refrigerant because it has more refrigerating capacity (over 40 times) than Helium.
It is very expensive (sometimes even 50 times more expensive than Helium) because the only one source of Neon is liquid air.
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