Periodic Table of Elements

Element Neon - Ne

Comprehensive data on the chemical element Neon is provided on this page; including scores of properties, element names in many languages, most known nuclides of Neon. Common chemical compounds are also provided for many elements. In addition technical terms are linked to their definitions and the menu contains links to related articles that are a great aid in one's studies.

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Overview of Neon

Neon's Name in Other Languages

  • Latin: Neon
  • Czech: Neon
  • Croatian: Neon
  • French: Neon
  • German: Neon - r
  • Italian: Neo
  • Norwegian: Neon
  • Portuguese: Neônio
  • Russian: Неон
  • Spanish: Neón
  • Swedish: Neon

Atomic Structure of Neon

Chemical Properties of Neon

Physical Properties of Neon

Regulatory / Health

  • CAS Number
    • 7440-01-9
  • OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL)
    • No limits set by OSHA
  • OSHA PEL Vacated 1989
    • No limits set by OSHA
  • NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limit (REL)
    • No limits set by NIOSH
  • Levels In Humans:
    Note: this data represents naturally occuring levels of elements in the typical human, it DOES NOT represent recommended daily allowances.
    • Blood/mg dm-3: trace
    • Bone/p.p.m: nil
    • Liver/p.p.m: nil
    • Muscle/p.p.m: nil
    • Daily Dietary Intake: n/a
    • Total Mass In Avg. 70kg human: n/a
  • Discovery Year: 1898
  • Name Origin:
    Greek: neos (new).
  • Abundance of Neon:
    • Earth's Crust/p.p.m.: 0.00007
    • Seawater/p.p.m.: 0.0002
    • Atmosphere/p.p.m.: 18
    • Sun (Relative to H=1E12): 3.72E+07
  • Sources of Neon:
    It can be prepared by liquification of air and separated from other elements by fractional distillation. Annual world production is around 1 ton.
  • Uses of Neon:
    In a vacuum tube, neon glows reddish orange, thus, the invention of the neon lights. Neon has also been used to make lightening arrestors, voltage detectors and TV tubes.
  • Additional Notes:
    While it is inert, there have been reports of it combining with fluorine. Neon may also form ions in combination with other noble gases (NeAr, HeNe, Ne2 and with hydrogen (NeH). It also forms an unstable hydrate, so it is not nearly as inert as one might think.

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