NEON Burke Neon • The name originated from the Greek word "neon" meaning "new". • Neon was discovered by Sir William Ramsay and Morris Travers in 1898 very Atomic mass: 20.1797 Atomic number: 10 Ne Protons: 10 Electrons: 10 Neutrons: 10 Physical Properties Melting point: 24.56 K Boiling point: 27.07 K Density of solid: 1444 kg m-3 Color: colorless Freezing point: Texture: - Noble Gas This means their oxidation number of 0 prevents the noble gases from forming compounds readily. All noble gases have the maximum number of electrons possible in their outer shell (2 for Helium, 8 for all others), making them stable. Nature This element cannot be found in the nature. You can buy it commercially in cylinders at high pressure. Uses Neon is used to make signs for businesses Can be used to make lights/lamps •0.0018 percent of Earth’s atmosphere is neon. •Although it is relatively rare on our planet, neon is the fifth most abundant element in the universe. •If you could gather all the neon from the rooms in a typical new home in the United States, you would get 10 liters (2 gallons) of neon gas. Video Every store owner should purchase neon. They can use it to make bright and colorful signs. I’m sure the signs will attract many costumers.