Describe about Neon and write its properties and uses​.

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Neon is a chemical element with the symbol Ne and atomic number 10. It is a noble gas. Neon is a colorless, odorless, inert monatomic gas under standard conditions, with about two-thirds the density of air.

Properties
The key properties of neon include the following:

  • It is a colorless, tasteless odorless inert gas

  • It changes to reddish-orange color in vacuum tube

  • It is chemically inactive

  • It has the lowest liquid range of any element.

Applications
Some of the applications of neon are listed below:

  • It is used for manufacturing high-voltage indicators, television tubes, wave meter tubes and lightning arrestors

  • The reddish-orange color emitted from the neon lights are used for advertising purposes

  • It is commercially used as cryogenic refrigerant

  • It is combined with helium to produce helium-neon lasers.

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