Is Silicon Dioxide Soluble in Water?

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Silicon dioxide is a compound made of silicon and oxygen. Silica is another name for silicon dioxide. It is what makes up the crystal quartz. It is water soluble at a concentration of 0.12 grams per liter. It is also used as a drying agent, because it absorbs the water. It is found in diatomaceous earth, which is used to kill insects by drying them up. It is found in the ocean and is used by sea sponges to make them stronger.
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