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By Eliza Patterson and Amanda Roy . Atomic Number: 10 Atomic Weight: 20.1797 Melting Point: 24.56 K (-248.59°C or -415.46°F) Boiling Point: 27.07 K (-246.08°C or -410.94°F) Density: 0.0008999 grams per cubic centimeter Phase at Room Temperature: Gas Element Classification: Non-metal

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Atomic Number: 10

Atomic Weight: 20.1797

Melting Point: 24.56 K (-248.59°C or -415.46°F)

Boiling Point: 27.07 K (-246.08°C or -410.94°F)

Density: 0.0008999 grams per cubic centimeter

Phase at Room Temperature: Gas

Element Classification: Non-metal

Period Number: 2    Group Number: 18    Group Name: Noble Gas

the discovery of neon
The Discovery of Neon
  • Discovered by Sir William Ramsay and Morris M. Trevars in 1898
  • Discovered the element through an experiment involving liquefied air
  • Sir William Ramsay and Morris M. Trevars are also credited to be the founders of Krypton in 1898
heinrich geissler
Heinrich Geissler
  • Invented the Geissler tube in 1855
  • Were used with electrical generators to conduct experiments
  • These tubes enabled gasses to glow (would use low pressure and voltage from the electrical generators)
georges claude
Georges Claude
  • Developed the first neon signs
  • Claude patented the first neon lighting tube in 1915
  • First showed his work in Paris where he displayed two of his glass tubes
  • Claude is most famous for not only creating but also selling neon-filled glass tubes in the shapes of letters
interesting facts
Interesting Facts!
  • Neon is the fourth most abundant element in the entire universe!!
  • Only 0.0018% of the world’s atmosphere in made of neon
  • You can see a neon sign from up to 300 or 400 feet away (another reason why neon signs are so affective).
  • Neon derives from the word “neos” in Greek
  • “Neos” means new gas
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