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Silicon, the chemical element, its atomic number on the periodic table is 14
The name silicon comes from its Latin name "Silicis" which means "Flint"
Silicon was discovered by Jon Jacob Berzelius in 1824
Silicon is used mostly used to make concrete and cement
Silicon is also used in pottery and high temperature ceramics
As you can tell silicon is a nonmetal with semiconducting properties, used in making electronic circuits. Pure silicon exists in a shiny dark gray crystalline form and as an amorphous powder.
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