Other than its place on the periodic table of the elements with the other noble gases, the main source of neon on Earth is in the atmosphere. This element is very rare on Earth, though it is one of the four most commonly... More »

Neon was discovered in 1898 in England, by two scientists working at the University College London. One of the scientists, William Ramsay, also helped discover other elements on the periodic table. More »

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Gas suppliers produce neon, an inert elemental gas that exists in the Earth's atmosphere, as a byproduct of liquefying and separating air in a laboratory through the fractional distillation process. The purified neon is ... More »

Gas suppliers produce neon, an inert elemental gas that exists in the Earth's atmosphere, as a byproduct of liquefying and separating air in a laboratory through the fractional distillation process. The purified neon is ... More »

Some examples of ideal gases are the oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and other gases in Earth's atmosphere. An ideal gas is a gas at low pressure and fairly high temperature in which the individual gas atoms or molecule... More »

While sodium is one of the most abundant elements in the crust of the Earth, About.com indicates it never exists in its elemental form. It is highly reactive and forms many compounds, including sodium chloride, or table ... More »

Argon is an inert gas found in the Earth's atmosphere. It is the fourth most common gas in the air, behind oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen. It has an atomic number of 18 and uses the atomic symbol, Ar, according to A... More »