Neon has a molar mass of 20 grams per mole. It has an atomic number of 10 and on the periodic table it is found in period 2, group 18. It is part of the noble gas group.
Neon is a colorless odorless monatomic gas at room temperature. This gas was discovered in 1898 from an isolation of dry air and was dissevered once nitrogen, oxygen, argon and carbon dioxide were removed from the sample. It was the second rare inert gas to be discovered and was immediately found to have a bright red emission spectrum. For this reason, neon became a popular gas to use in low voltage lights.