Does Silicon Conduct Electricity?

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Silicon is a metalloid semiconductor that conducts electricity in a very controlled manner. It will conduct electricity relative to how many impurities or dopants (Boron, Phosphorus, Arsenic, Antimony, etc.) are placed into its crystal structure. The four outer electrons in each silicon atom are held strongly by giant covalent bonds thus they can not move freely to conduct electricity effectively.
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