What Are Metalloids Used for?


The term metalloid refers to a chemical element whose features lay in-between metals and non-metals. Some examples of metalloids are arsenic, silicon, or boron. If a metalloid combines with a metal, it forms an alloy.
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Metalloids are used for alloying components or additives. Their employment as semiconductors is used as dopants or semiconductor constituents. However, common metalloids are too brittle to have any structural uses in their pure forms.
Metalloids are elements whose properties are intermediate between those of metals and solid non-metals. They are usually electrical semiconductors. Examples are germanium, silicon, boron, tellurium amongst others.
Metalloids are elements whose properties are classified as being intermediate between those of metals and the solid non-metals. They can be defined as non-metallic elements that have metal properties. They are semi-conductors.
A metalloid is a non metal that in combination with a metal forms an alloy. It can also be used to imply an element that has both non-metallic and metallic characteristics such as arsenic and silicon. These kinds of elements are generally semiconductors of electricity and in the periodic table they can be viewed as a diagonal section separating the metals and non metals.
The most common use of metalloids is as semi-conductors in electronics. Examples of metalloids are boron, silicon, germanium, arsenic, antimony, tellurium, and polonium.
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