Physical Properties- 1. density of solid: 2330 Kg m-3 2.molar volume: 12.06 cm3 3. thermal conductivity: 150 W m-1 k-1
Chemical Properties- 1. melting point: 1687 [1414c(2577f)]k 2. boiling point:[2900c(5252f)]k 3. enthalpy of fusion: 50.2 kJ mol-1
Unusual Facts- 1. Silicon is important in both plants and animal life. 2. Silicon is found in minerals such as ashestos, feldspar, clay and mica. 3. Silicon is present in the sun and stars and is a principal component of a class of meteorities known as aerolites.