Silicon

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Silicon

Silicon

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Some personal applications that I use that involve silicon are brick, sun glasses, windows,computers,LCD screens,cars, planes,silly putty,pottery,contact lenses,fireworks and many other products. I never realized that silicon was in so many products that I use.

It commonly takes form of ordinary sand,but also exsists as quartz,rock,crystal ,amethyst,agate,flint,jasper and opal. Silicon is used to make transistors, solar cells, rectifiers, and other electronic solid-state devices. Also used to make glass which is used to make material with excellent mechanical, optical, thermal, and electrical properties.

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Silicon was discovered by Jons Jacob Berzelius,a Swedish chemist, in 1824 by heating chips of Potssium in a silica container and then carefully washing away the residual by products. It was found in sand,quartz,rock,crystal,amethyst,agate,flint,jasper,and opal. Silicon is the seventh most abundant element in the universe and the second most abundant element in the earths crust.

Silicon

Silicon also has 14 neutrons

ReferencesGagnon, S. (n.d.). It's Elemental - The Element Silicon. Retrieved from http://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele014.htmlLenntech, B. V. (1998). Silicon (Si) - Chemical properties, Health and Environmental effects. Retrieved from http://www.lenntech.com/periodic/elements/si.htm


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