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Neon-Element Project

9th grade element project

hannah yurek

on 25 November 2012

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Transcript of Neon-Element Project

Neon Chemical Symbol: Ne Atomic Number:10
Atomic Mass:20 Common Name: Neon Number of Protons:10
Number of Electrons:10
Number of Neutrons: 10 Relative Density: .901g\cm
Boiling Point: -2461.0 degrees Celsius
Freezing point:-245.95 degrees Celsius Location in the Periodic Table * Neon is located in the "Noble Gases" *Group: 18 *Period: 2 Physical Description * color: no color * natural state: Gas Historical Information Family: The Noble Gases

Person who discovered Neon: Sir William Ramsey.

Discovery Date: 1998

Source of where it's found in nature: Liquid Air

Number of Isotopes: 14 Timeline February 22 - In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned and was born in July 1996 1998- The element
Neon was discovered. The year of 2000
was the last year
of the 2nd millennium Uses of Neon in nature or industry INDUSTRY *Neon and helium are used in making gas lasers. NATURE * Neon is found abundantly in space forming stars and suns, but is rare on earth in its atmosphere. Neon is used to make glowing signs and television tubes. Environmental Pros and Cons Neon is a rare atmospheric gas and is non-toxic and chemically inert. Neon poses no threat to the environment, and can have no impact at all. Issues/benefits that society has. An issue we have is the substance Neon can be absorbed into the body by inhalation. which, can cause supersaturation of the air with serious risk of suffocation when in confined areas. A benefit of Neon is that it does not harm the environment, and helps glow up the sings we use in our daily life. Fun Facts! Although neon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe, only 0.0018% of the earth's atmosphere is neon Neon is colorless, but glows reddish-orange in an electric discharge The largest use for neon gas is in advertising signs
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