Silicon

14
Si
28.0855(3)

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Silicon is used in making micro chips.

Properties

Symbol Name Atomic Number Atomic Weight Group Number
Si Silicon 14 28.0855(3) 14

Description

Standard State: solid at 298 K
Color: dark gray with a bluish tinge

Silicon, not found free in nature, is one of man's most useful elements.  Silicon is many used in the manufacturing of microchips, and various other related equipment. It is also the principle ingredient in glass.