Neon Elemental Symbol

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Neon Bohr ModelNeon is a Block P, Group 18, Period 10 element. The number of electrons in each of Neon's shells is 2, 8 and its electronic configuration is 1s2 2s2 2p6. In its elemental form neon's CAS number is 7440-01-9. The neon atom has a covalent radius of and it's Van der Waals radius is Neon is found in small amounts in the Earth's atmosphere and is commercially produced by cryogenic fractional distillation of liquefied air. Neon was discovered and first isolated by Sir William Ramsay and Morris W. Travers in 1898. The origin of the name comes from the Greek word neon meaning new

Neon is not toxic. Neon information, including technical data, safety data and its high purity properties, research, applications and other useful facts are specified below. Scientific facts such as the atomic structure, ionization energy, abundance on Earth, conductivity and thermal properties are included.

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  • Isotopes
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Neon Properties

Symbol: Ne Melting Point: -248.59 oC, -415.462 oF, 24.56 K
Atomic Number: 10 Boiling Point: -246.053 oC, -410.895 oF, 27.097 K
Atomic Weight: 20.18 Density: 1442 (5 K) kg m-3
Element Category: noble gases Liquid Density @ Melting Point: 1.207 g·cm−3
Group, Period, Block: 18, 2, p Specific Heat: N/A
    Heat of Vaporization 1.71 kJ·mol−1
CHEMICAL STRUCTURE Heat of Fusion 0.335 kJ·mol−1
Electrons: 10 Thermal Conductivity: 49.1x10-3  W·m−1·K−1
Protons: 10 Thermal Expansion: N/A
Neutrons: 10 Electrical Resistivity: N/A
Electron Configuration: [He]2s22p6 Electronegativity: N/A
Atomic Radius: N/A Tensile Strength: N/A
Covalent Radius: 58 pm Molar Heat Capacity: 5R/2 = 20.786 J·mol−1·K−1
Van der Waals radius: 154 pm Young's Modulus: N/A
Oxidation States: 1, 0 Shear Modulus: N/A
Phase: Gas Bulk Modulus: 654 GPa
Crystal Structure: face-centered cubic Poisson Ratio: N/A
Magnetic Ordering: diamagnetic Mohs Hardness: N/A
1st Ionization Energy: 2080.7 kJ·mol−1 Vickers Hardness: N/A
2nd Ionization Energy: 3952.3 kJ·mol−1 Brinell Hardness: N/A
3rd Ionization Energy: 6122 kJ·mol−1 Speed of Sound: (gas, 0 °C) 435 m·s−1
CAS Number: 7440-01-9 Abundance in typical human body, by weight: N/A
ChemSpider ID: 22377 Abundance in typical human body, by atom: N/A
PubChem CID: 23935 Abundance in universe, by weight: 1300000 ppb
MDL Number: MFCD00011136 Abundance in universe, by atom: 80000 ppb
EC Number: 231-110-9 Discovered By: William Ramsay & Morris Travers
Beilstein Number: N/A Discovery Date: 1898
SMILES Identifier: [Ne]  
InChI Identifier: InChI=1S/Ne Other Names: Neo

Recent Research & Development for Neon

  • Jisung Lee, Haejin Oh, Sangkwon Jeong, Investigation of neon–nitrogen mixed refrigerant Joule–Thomson cryocooler operating below 70 K with precooling at 100 K, Cryogenics, Volume 61, May–June 2014
  • M. Pamboundom, J.J. Fifen, C. Nkem, M. Nsangou, Rotational excitation of AlH by Helium and Neon at low temperature: State-to-state inelastic cross section, Chemical Physics Letters, Volume 600, 29 April 2014
  • P. Kumar, V.K. Saini, G.S. Purbia, O. Prakash, S.K. Dixit, S.V. Nakhe, Studies on inverse optogalvanic and Penning ionization effects in ytterbium and neon transitions in Yb-Ne hollow cathode lamp, Optics Communications, Volume 313, 15 February 2014
  • J.M. Farrar, Y.T. Lee, V.V. Goldman, M.L. Klein, Historical perspective on: Neon interatomic potentials from scattering data and crystalline properties [Volume 19, Issue 3, 1 April 1973
  • J.M. Farrar, Y.T. Lee, V.V. Goldman, M.L. Klein, Reprint of: Neon interatomic potentials from scattering data and crystalline properties, Chemical Physics Letters, Volume 589, 3 December 2013
  • M. Hoshino, H. Murai, H. Kato, Y. Itikawa, M.J. Brunger, H. Tanaka, Resolution of a significant discrepancy in the electron impact excitation of the and low-lying electronic states in neon, Chemical Physics Letters, Volume 585, 14 October 2013
  • Dong Wei, Kiyoshi Takamasu, Hirokazu Matsumoto, A study of the possibility of using an adjacent pulse repetition interval length as a scale using a Helium–Neon interferometer, Precision Engineering, Volume 37, Issue 3, July 2013
  • S.N. Stamenkovic, V.Lj. Markovic, S.R. Gocic, A.P. Jovanovic, Influence of different cathode surfaces on the breakdown time delay in neon DC glow discharge, Vacuum, Volume 89, March 2013
  • Dawid Gaszowski, Marek Ilczyszyn, Hydrogen bonding to xenon: A comparison with neon, argon and krypton complexes, Chemical Physics Letters, Volume 556, 29 January 2013
  • F. Calvo, F.Y. Naumkin, D.J. Wales, Nuclear quantum effects on the stability of cationic neon clusters, Chemical Physics Letters, Volume 551, 1 November 2012

Neon Isotopes

Neon has three stable isotopes: 20Ne, 21Ne, and 22Ne

Nuclide Symbol Isotopic Mass Half-Life Nuclear Spin
20Ne 19.9924401754 Stable 0+
21Ne 20.99384668 Stable 3/2+
22Ne 21.991385114 Stable 0+