Silicon
Atomic No:
14
Name:
Silicon  ['sɪlɪkən]
Formula:
Si
Molar Mass:
28.0855

Silicon element has 14 protons, 14 neutrons and 14 electrons. It is solid metalloid at room temperature, melting point 1414 ̊C. Silicon is critical for semiconductor industry. Silicon dioxide SiO2 is the main component of glass.

» Common Silicon compounds:
• Silicon(IV) Dioxide, SiO2
• Silicon Tetrafluoride, SiF4
• Silicon Nitride, Si3N4
• Silicon(IV) Sulfate, Si(SO4)2
• Silicon Monoxide, SiO
• Silicic Acid, H2SiO3
• Sodium Silicate, Na2SiO3


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