Talk:Octet rule

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"neon hardly ever reacts with anything. (Neon lights require high voltages to work.)" Is a neon light really a chemical reaction? I thought it was an elevation in energy level of the electrons.

No, it's not a chemical reaction. It's an ionization phenomenon known as glow discharge. This is a plasma formed by the passage of electric current through a low-pressure gas. It is created by applying a voltage between two metal electrodes in a glass tube containing gas. Macdonald-ross (talk) 19:13, 5 February 2016 (UTC)