WANTED

Silicon - $1 Million Dollar Reward

Wanted for

Causing a lung disease known as silicosis when inhaled too long.

Today silicon is used for building houses because it's in bricks. It's also used for sanding wood. It is also in adhesives and glass and even in the computers we use. It is very important as it can also be used to fight diseases.

Aliases

Other names include: Acide Orthosilicique, Atomic number 14, Dioxyde de Silicium, Numéro Atomique 14, Orthosilicic Acid, Phytolithic Silica, Polysilicone-11, Si, Silica, Silica Hydride, Silice Hydride, Silicea, Silicio, Silicium, Silicium de Sodium, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Silicate. It's chemical symbol is Si. The name came from the Latin word silex (flint).

Description

It is a gray color. Atomic Mass is 28.0855 amu. The atomic number is 14. Silicon is a metalloid. It is solid at room temperature.

First Arresting Officer / Report of First Arrest

Silicon was discovered by Jöns Jacob Berzelius. He is from Sweden and is considered one of the founders of modern chemistry. Silicon was discovered in 1824 by heating chips of potassium in a silica container and then washing away the remaining by-products.

Last Seen:

The location on the periodic table is Group 14, Period 3, Block P, Atomic number 14. It is approximately 93% of the Earth's crust.

Known Associates:

Oxygen, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus

Reaction of silicon with oxygen: Si(s) + O2(g) → SiO2(s) Forms silicon nitride.

Warning Label

Silicon is not normally dangerous. However do not inhale silicon for long periods of time as it causes a lung disease known as silicosis.