4th most abundant element in the universe
I am a solid, thing in family are helium, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon. Noble gas. Group are fluorine, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, boron, beryllium, and lithium. I am valuable to store keepers so people who are in a distance can see if a store open. I can be found in glow lamps, cars television tubes, and signs. I am not a toxic, but I may cause you to not be able to take in oxygen. I am the fifth most common element in the universe, but not very common in Earth. My name comes from the Greek word 'neos' meaning new. I am a colorless gas but, I glow reddish orange in electric discharge. Also, I am obtained by liquid air. I can last about fifteen years without going out. I am also tasteless and I am odorless. I was discovered by Sir William Ramsay and one of his students, Morris W Travers in 1898.
Neon is produced when air is turned to a liquid under high pressure and at temperatures of about -200°C. That liquid leaves behind it a gas, neon. Even though neon is costly to produce, very little is needed to create that bright light. Only one quart of neon gas will light up 200 to 300 feet of glass tubing.
Neon is common in the universe, but very rare on earth =]
It is a colorless gas and a noble gas.
The boiling point is 246.048 degrees Celsius
It lights up
Lasts 15 years
5 interesting facts about neon