Silicon By: brooke hutchinson

Silicon makes up 25.7% of the earths crust by weight.

It is found largely as silicon oxides such as sand, silica, quartz, rock, and crystal.

Silicon is an important part in plant and animals life.

Element symbol


Element name


Atomic number


Number of proton neutron, electron


Atomic mass


Solid, Liquid, or Gas?


Metal, Nonmetal, or Metalloid ?


Who discovered Silicon?

Jacob Berzelius

When was silicon discovered?


Whats silicon used for?

Silicon is used as a semiconductor in solid state devices in the computer and microelectronics industries.

Unusual facts about silicon

silicon is the eighth most abundent element in the universe by weight

It is almost never found as a pure free element naturally

About 25 percent of the earths crust is silicon


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