that's weird. why is there a huge star falling from the sky?
it looks interesting...
what is neon????
don't freak out. You seemed interested in stars, so I'm going to teach you all about neon.
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Only small traces of neon is found in the Earths crust as it is more common in the stars, as the 5th most abundant element in the entire universe.
Neon (symbol Ne) is the 10th element in the periodic table. This means the element has 10 protons, this is the atomic number. it is group 2, period 18 on the periodic table.
a period on the periodic table is a row of chemical elements going across, while groups are columns going down.
this is an atom of Neon. It's electron configuration is 2,8. this means it has 8 valence electrons and is a noble gas.
the most common uses for neon are vacuum tubes, high voltage indicators, television tubes, neon signs and lasers.
the atomic mass of neon is 20.18 amu (atomic mass units). Atomic masses are calculated by adding the number of protons to the number of neutrons.
Neon was discovered in 1898 by two British chemists, William Ramsey and Morris Travers. It was Ramsey's son who came up with the name "neon" after the latin word 'novum' which means 'new'
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Neon (Ne) is a noble gas with 10 neutrons, 10 protons and 10 electrons, this gives neon a neutral charge.
You can go back to the real world now. I've taught you everything you need to know about neon. Here have this star to transport back
Neon is a noble gas, it is found on earth in a gas form. Neon becomes liquid at −195.8 °C and boil at -246 °C. Neon is described as a colourless gas with an orange-red glow. Noble gases are elements with a naturally full outer most electron shell.
Neon was discovered when a sample of air was chilled until it became liquid, the liquid was then warmed up again to become gas, and the different types of gases were identified. They found Krypton, nitrogen, argon, oxygen and neon.