Silicon

by connor

when was silicon discovered

silicon was discovered by jons jacob berzelius a swedish chemist in 1824 by heating chips of potassium in a silica container and then carefully washing away the residual by products. the definition of silicon is a nonmetallic element occurring combined as the most abundant element next to oxygen next to in earths crust and is used to ecspecillay in alloys.

Properties of Silicons Atoms

silicons atomic number is 14. its atomic weight is 28.0855. silicon has 14 protons, electrons, and neutrons.

were silicon is found

silicon occurs in sand, quartz, rock, crystal, amethyst, agate, flint, jasper, and opal are some of the forms in which the oxide appears. granite, hornblende, asbestos, feldspar, clay, and mica

The Description of Silicon

silicon is a non-metallic element occurring extensively is in the earths crust in silica and silicates, having both an amorphous and a crystalline allotrope. the physical and chemical properties are the characteristics of a substance like silicon which distinguishes it from any other substance.

The uses of Silicon

silicon tetrachloride can be used as iridize glass. hypepure silicon can be doped with boron, gallium, phosphorus, or arsenic to produce silicon for use in transistors, solar cells, rectifiers, and other solid state devices which are used extensively in the electronics and space age industries.

What Products Silicon Makes for us

silicon makes many things such as all our glass. it makes all our glass by taking sand and melting it. silicon also is in the computers and electronics. silicon is really good for construction because its adhesives coatings make construction tools work better and last longer. silicon also adhesives materials such as concrete, glass, granite, steel and plastics.

The physical properties of silicon

silicons boiling point is 3265 C or 5909 F. Its melting point is 1414 C or 2570.O. F. silicons density is 1.8 and silicon is a solid.

interesting facts about silicon

silicon makes up 27.7 percent of earths crust. silicon is the 7 most abundant element in the universe and the second most abundant element on the planet