The electron configuration of neon is [He] 2s2 2p6. Neon is a noble gas with the symbol Ne. It is chemically inert. The gas was discovered by Sir William Ramsay in 1898.
Neon is classified as a non-metal. It is placed in group 18 and period 2 of the periodic table of elements. The atomic number of neon is 10 and it has 10 electrons revolving in shells around the nucleus. It has 10 protons and 10 neutrons in the nucleus. The atomic weight of neon is 20.1797 atomic mass units, and it is a gas at room temperature and pressure.