MadSci Network: Other

Re: Where is silicon found

Date: Fri Feb 27 19:14:10 1998
Posted By: Samuel Conway, Senior Scientist, Message Pharmaceuticals, Aston, PA
Area of science: Other
ID: 886783875.Ot

Silicon does not exist in a pure state in nature.  It is found most
commonly as its oxide, SiO2.  Silicon dioxide is more commonly known as 

Silicon is also found in many kinds of rocks and minerals, from quartz to
granite.  It's also found in coffee whitener, which is why it's such a 
wonder folks still use it!


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