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General Silicon Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Si
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 28.09 gm
   Silicon 100.00 %  Si
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Si
Help on Environment: Environment: Volcanic exhalations and minor inclusions in gold and other mantle-derived rocks. High purity synthetic material used in semiconductor manufacture.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1983
Help on Locality: Locality: Tolbachik, Kamchatka. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Latin, silicis = "flint."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Silicon Say SILICON
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 60385
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