🌵Metalloids🌵

Group 13-16ish

Group 13-16ish contains...

Boron, Silicon, Germanium, Arsenic, Antimony, Tellurium, Polonium

Metalloids are found

Boron is naturally occurring, and can be found in like soils, coal, shale, and some rocks.

Silicon doesn't usually occur pure in nature, but it can be found as silicon oxide in rocks and sands.

Germanium occurs naturally in the earth’s crust.

Arsenic can be found in several ores but also in a pure form in nature.

Antimony can be found in several different minerals.

Tellurium is very rare but can be found in some minerals too.

Metalloids are used for

Boron

-used in laundry as borax

-kitchen cookware

Silicon

-Used in computers

Germanium

-Used as oxide for stainless steel

Arsenic

-High power circuits in LED

-Acts with lead in car batteries

Antimony

-Flame retardants

Tellurium

-Some solar panels

-Blue ray type disks

Polonium isn't used in everyday life.