What is Neon? By Maddie Freeman What Are Elements? • Definition: A specific type of atom • I will be presenting the structure, history, and importance of Neon. Neon’s Atom Nucleus - - - - P= 10 N= 10 - - - - Shell L - Shell K What is the Structure of Neon? Reddish-orange color Protons=10 Electrons=10 Neutrons=10 Atomic weight=20 Atomic number=10 Symbol= Ne What is the History of Neon? Discoverers: Sir William Ramsay and M.W. Travers Discovered in 1898 Predicted Existence: 1897 Discovered while studying air Why is Neon’s Important? Neon signs (until 1950 because of colored plastic) Filling lamps Filling luminous sign tubes Airplane beacons (neon lights) Some light bulbs Interesting Facts Neon is Greek for “new” Freezing point- 248.67 C Melting Point- 246.048 C People also use the word “neon” to describe bright colors Conclusion I learned… How to read the periodic table What neon is used for How neon was discovered What the atom of neon looks like Works Consulted "A Periodic Table of the Elements at Los Alamos National Laboratory." Web. 10 Dec. 2010. “Elements." Chemical Elements.com - An Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements. Web. 10 Dec. 2010. "Elements." Current Science. POWER Library. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 10 Dec. 2010. "It's Elemental - The Periodic Table of Elements." Science Education at Jefferson Lab. Web. 10 Dec. 2010. Knapp, Brian J., David Woodroffe, and David A. Hardy. Elements. Danbury, CT: Grolier Educational, 2000. Print. "Periodic Table - Chart of All Chemical Elements." Lenntech. Web. 10 Dec. 2010. “WebElements.” Periodic Table of the Elements. Web. 10 Dec. 2010.