Silicon

Daniel. C

                       Periodic Table Facts

-Atomic Number: 14.

-Atomic Symbol: Si.

-Atomic Mass: 28.09.

-Group, Period: G 14 P3.

                        Where Is It Found?

- It was first discovered in 1824 and is not produced.

- Jon Berzelius was the first one to discover Silicon.

                     3 Physical Characteristics

- Silicon Is A Metalloid.  

- Silicon is a darkish gray.

- Silicon has a density of 2.329 g/cm3.

- Silicon's melting point is 3173 [2900 °C (5252 °F)] K.

                          Uses For Silicon

- Used in glass as silicon dioxide.

- It is used as a semiconductor to make microchips for electronics.

-Silicon is also used in solar cells, tools, cement, grease and oils.

                        Sources Used For Project

- "Periodic Table of Elements." : Silicon. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014. <http://environmentalchemistry.com/yogi/periodic/Si.html>.

- "When Were the Elements Discovered? (Timeline)." About. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2014. --  <http://chemistry .about.com/od/elementfacts/a/timeline-element-discovery.htm>.

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