Discover the unique properties of silicon, which is found in many things from sand to computers.
- Silicon is a metalloid element.
- Silicon is found in sand, quartz, the Sun and stars.
- Silicon compounds can be made into plastics.
- The silicon chip has allowed us to develop powerful computers.
Silicon is a metalloid element.
The Earth's crust is primarily made of silicate minerals, compounds of silicon with oxygen and other elements, which make up roughly 25% of its mass.
In nature, it is most commonly found as sand and quartz.
Sand and quartz are forms of silicon dioxide
But silicon is also ...
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