Silicon

by Kyle Barta

Silicon, Who, what, and where.

silicon was created when Jöns Jacob Berzelius in 1824 by heating chips of potassium in a silica container. Silicon is the 17th most abundant element in the universe. silicon came from the latin word for flint silex, because flint is the most common ingredient in silicon. Silicon is found in the earth crust as a rock.

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Fun Facts

Silicon is the second most abundant element on earth, and the seventeenth most abundant element in the universe. Silicon when mixed with other elements is used to produce electronics. silicon is the most common component of sand.Almost twenty-five percent of the earths crust is made up of silicon.
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Group/Period

Silicon is in group number 14 and period 3.

Other misc. facts

Silicons atomic number is 14.

State at 20 degrees Celsius - solid

silicon melts at 2577 degrees F.

Silicon boils at 5909 degrees Celsius.

silicons atomic mass is 28.085.

there are 3 stable isotopes

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Where silicon is found.

silicon is found in the crust of the earth. Silicon is the main ingredient in sand and is found in Granite, hornblende, asbestos, feldspar, clay, and mica.
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