What Is the Freezing Point of Neon?


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The freezing point of neon is minus 415.5 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 248.6 degrees Celsius), which is only slightly lower than its boiling point of minus 410.66 F (minus 245.92 C). This very low freezing point is a characteristic of all noble gases.

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Neon is one of six noble gases; the others are helium, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon. They freeze at very low temperatures that are not reached on Earth, therefore these elements are not found frozen naturally. Their natural gaseous state was a major reason for a relatively late discovery by science. Neon's name is derived from the Greek word "neos," meaning new.

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