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 »

Some physical characteristics of gophers include small, beady eyes, short tails and small ears. Gophers also have long and hard front teeth and four legs, and they usually have fine brown fur. Gophers are between 5 and 1... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Rodents

Pumpkins are round with thick shells that are usually orange but can also be green, red, white or yellow. Pumpkins contain pulp and seeds inside. People carve pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns for Halloween decorations. Pump... More » Food Cooking Vegetables

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 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

Neon belongs to a family of elements commonly known as the noble gases. These gases are renowned for their low levels of reactivity with other elements. The moniker "noble" indicates that they do not typically react with... More »