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Silicon

My element's name is silicon. I choose silicon because the name sounded interesting and I wanted to learn more things about it. After doing my research I learned that silicon is kind of like a rock it is hard shiny. I learned that this element is the second most abundant element, and that it is used to make glass and it is also known as a semiconductor

Name: Silicon

Symbol: Si

Atomic Number: 14

Atomic Mass: 28.0855 amu

Melting Point: 1410.0 oC (1683.15 oK, 2570.0 oF)

Boiling Point: 2355.0 oC (2628.15 oK, 4271.0 oF)

Number of Protons/Electrons: 14

Number of Neutrons: 14

Classification: metalloids

Crystal Structure: Cubic

Density @ 293 K: 2.329 g/cm3

Color: gray

Date of Discovery: 1823

Discoverer: Jons Berzelius

Name Origin: From the Latin word silex (flint)

Uses: glass, semiconductors

Obtained From: Second most abundant element. Found in clay, granite, quartz, sand

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