Where Does Silicon Come from?


Silicon exists as silicon dioxide compound in the earth's crust; hence it is obtained from this dioxide by reducing with C (carbon) at high temperatures. It is used in making silicon chips which have helped in mobile and computer circuit integration. Silicon is derived from the Latin word silicis, which means 'paving stone'.
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Silicon is in the sun and the stars. It is also found in certain kinds of meteorites. It makes up about 25% of the earths crust. It is not found free in nature.
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