Objects Containing Neon• Lighting (examples: lava lamps, fluorescent lights, etc.)• Electron tubes (examples: vacuums, neon gas- discharge lamps, etc.) • Neon is used in these objects because neon gives off a bright orange- reddish colour when electricity is applied. This catches people’s attention which is useful for advertising.
Facts• Discovered in 1898• Discovered by Sir William Ramsay• “Neon” comes from the Greek word “neos”, which means new• Neon occurs naturally in the atmosphere• Neon is colourless, odorless and tasteless• Neon is non-toxic and has no known negative health effects
Atomic Numbers• An atomic number is the number of protons found in the nucleus of a single atom• The atomic number for a single neon atom is 10
Atomic Mass• Atomic mass is the mass of electrons, neutrons and protons of a single atom• The atomic mass for a single neon atom is 20.1797
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