General English


  • A colorless, odorless, and tasteless noble gas whose atomic number is 10. It has over a dozen known isotopes, of which 3 are stable, and ionizes in gas tubes producing a reddish-orange glow. It applications in electronics include its use in lasers, gas tubes and bulbs, as a high voltage indicator, in Geiger counters, and as a cryogenic refrigerant. Its chemical symbol is Ne.
  • chemical symbolNe