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Discovered by Jöns Jacob Berzelius in 1824 by heating up potassium and washing away the extra residual. Silicon is found in the sun and stars Silicon is readily available through the treatment of silica and graphite in an electric furnace. Silicon makes up 25.7 percent of the of the earth's crust by weight. Silicon has three stable isotopes. Today Silicon can be produced by heating sand with carbon to a temperature of 2200°C.
Silicon in natural form.
Silicon reacts with halogens (fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine to form halides.
Silicon boiling point is 3538.
Used to make plastic feeling products such as phone cases and coin purses.