Facts about Silicon
Facts about Silicon - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Silicon
The Element Silicon is defined as...
A non-metallic element occurring extensively in the earth's crust in silica and silicates, having both an amorphous and a crystalline allotrope, and used doped or in combination with other materials in glass, semi-conducting devices, concrete, brick, refractories, pottery, and silicones.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Silicon
What are the origins of the word Silicon ?
The name originates from the Latin word 'silex' meaning flint or hard stone. The high-tech region of Silicon Valley, California, is named after this element.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Silicon
Silicon is classified as a "Metalloid" element and is located in Groups 13, 14,15, 16 and 17 of the Periodic Table. An element classified as a Metalloid has properties of both metals and non-metals. Some are semi-conductors and can carry an electrical charge making them useful in calculators and computers.
Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Silicon
Silicon was was first identified by Antoine Lavoisier in 1787. Re-discovered by Jons Berzelius in 1823
Occurrence of the element Silicon in the Atmosphere
Occurring extensively in the earth's crust in silica and silicates
Elemental silicon is not found in nature
Silicon is a principal component of aerolites and of tektites
Common Uses of Silicon
The Properties of the Element Silicon
Name of Element : Silicon
Symbol of Element : Si
Atomic Number of Silicon : 14
Atomic Mass: 28.0855 amu
Melting Point: 1410.0 °C - 1683.15 °K
Boiling Point: 2355.0 °C - 2628.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Silicon : 14
Number of Neutrons in Silicon : 14
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 2.329 g/cm3
Color of Silicon : gray
The element Silicon and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Silicon on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Silicon for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Silicon with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Silicon element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Argon - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Silicon element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Silicon was was first identified by Antoine Lavoisier in 1787. Re-discovered by Jons Berzelius in 1823. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Silicon is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Silicon
Information Facts about the Silicon Element