• Name: Neon

  • Symbol: Ne

  • Number of Energy Levels: 2

  • Electrons on the outer energy level: 8

  • Atomic Number: 10

  • Atomic Mass: 20.1797 Amu

  • Protons / Electrons: 10

  • Neutrons: 10

  • Density: 0.901 g/cm3

  • Classification: Noble Gas

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 20Ne, 21Ne, and 22Ne.
  • 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.