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Properties of Matter Element Card 13, Lesson 21

Neon

Ne

Melting point

-249° C

Boiling point

-246.7° C

Density

0.0009 g/cm³

Appearance

Neon is colorless.

Other physical properties

Neon glows when a high electrical voltage is passed through it.

Chemical properties

Neon does not form compounds with other substances and is odorless.

Compounds

 

Uses

Neon is used in neon signs.

Notes

Neon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe, and the fifth most abundant gas in air. It is obtained from air by distillation of liquid air.

A glowing neon Ne--chemical symbol for Neon

Neon fluoresces (glows) when an electric current passes through it.

 

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