Neon is most commonly used in advertising signs, according to the Royal Society of Chemistry. Additionally, it is used in high-voltage indicators, wavemeter tubes, old-fashioned television tubes and lightning arrestors. More »

Krypton and a mix of other gases are most often used to make neon lights with a greenish-yellow glow. However, many signs contain neon gas or a mixture of neon and mercury vapor and simply use colored tubing or fluoresce... 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 »

Sulfur is commonly used to produce sulfuric acid, which is used in the extraction of phosphate for fertilizer, according to the Royal Society of Chemistry. It is also used in black gunpowder, as a fungicide and in vulcan... More »

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Chemistry resources for teachers include the Royal Society of Chemistry site and the California State University site for chemistry. The RSC site has items such as interactive lab primers, the periodic table and an aspir... More »

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Neon is obtained when liquid air is distilled. This is the only known way to obtain neon commercially. It was discovered with other noble gases, xenon and krypton, in 1898 when two British chemists liquefied then boiled ... More »

The Royal Society of Chemistry explains that zinc derives its name from the German "zinke." The German word may be derived from the Persian word 'sing', which means "stone." More »

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