Neon has the chemical formula Ne and atomic number 10. At room temperature, neon exists in the gaseous phase, and it classifies as a noble gas because its outer electron shell contains a full octet of electrons. This pro... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

The element neon received its name, which is Greek for "new," when it was first discovered in 1898. It was first discovered and named by Sir William Ramsey and Morris W. Travers shortly after their discovery of krypton t... More »

Neon is its own chemical element, not a compound of elements. Neon is an inert gas and part of the noble gases group in the periodic table. More »

Neon (Ne) is the most common noble gas used in neon signs. The term "neon signs" comes from its frequent use as a lighting agent. More »

Neon lights use glass tubes filled with a low-pressure gas that glows under high voltage. A sign maker shapes one or more of the tubes as desired, adds a fluorescent coating and then fills them with special gases. This a... More »

Neon has no electronegativity on the Pauling scale because it is a noble gas and has a full set of electrons in its outer shell. As of June 2014, there are no known compounds that contain neon, although there is a possib... More »

Neon is a nontoxic, colorless gas that forms no known stable compounds. It is the second lightest noble gas. If placed in a vacuum discharge tube, neon has a reddish-orange glow when an electric current is passed through... More »