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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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