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Where is it found naturally?


Where I got the information

Chem4Kids: Royal Society of Chemistry:

1) Silicon is a big part of computer chips.2) Silicon is a metalloid.

Silicon is used in many things. Some of its uses are:1) Construction materials.2) Ceramics and pottery.3) Computer chips.4) Glass.5) Rocks and sand

1) Silicon is not found by itself in nature.2) Silicon is everywhere in the universe.3) It is always bound to other elements.

Common Uses

How is it used now?

What does it look like?

Silicon is a metallic, grayish-looking crystal.

1) Silicon is a big part of computer chips.2) It is a metalloid.3) It is in your skeleton to keep your bones healthy.

When, how, and by whom was it discovered?

Silicon was discovered in 1824 by J.J. Berzelius. He discovered it by heating potassium fluorosilicate with potassium.

What could it be used for in the future?

In the future, silicon could be used to make phones, higher-technology computers, and maybe even iPads.

What is its state of matter at room temperature?

Silicon is a solid at room temperature.


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