Neon is a chemical element with an atomic number 10. It is represented with the symbol 'Ne'. It has 10 neutrons, 10 protons and 10 electrons. The electronic configuration of neon is 1s2, 2s2, 2p6. There are two electrons in the innermost shell while the outermost shell has 8 electrons. Neon is a noble gas, inert and monoatomic gas at standard temperature and pressure. It is odourless and colourless. When excited in an electric arc it produces orange-red light. In the periodic table, it is located in group 18 ( Noble gas) and period 2. It is a p-block p-element (2p6). It has a standard atomic mass of 20.17 amu. It was discovered and first isolated by William Ramsay & Morris Travers in 1898.
What is neon used in?
Neon is used in the Vaccum tube, helium-neon laser, wavemeter, television tube and a neon sign for advertisement etc.