Atomic Radius of Silicon (Si) [& State, Uses, Discovery ...

All atoms have a (theoretical) atomic radius, even Silicon. Ok, so what is the atomic radius of an atom of Si?

Note: Learn more about the atomic radius here.

In the case of Silicon the atomic radius is 1.46 Å. There are cool facts about Silicon that most don't know about. Let me show you...

Silicon Data

Silicon Atomic Radius

1.46 Å

State at 20 °C

Solid

Uses

Used in glass as silicon dioxide (SiO2). Silicon carbide (SiC) is one of the hardest substances known and used in polishing. Also the crystalline form is used in semiconductors.

Atomic Mass

28,0855

Learn more about the atomic mass.

Sources

Makes up major portion of clay, granite, quartz (SiO2), and sand. Commercial production depends on a reaction between sand (SiO2) and carbon at a temperature of around 2200 °C.

Description

Amorphous form is brown power; crystalline form has gray metallic appearance. Seventh most abundant element in the universe. Second most plentiful element in the earths crust.

Atomic Symbol

Si

Name Origin

Latin: silex, silicus, (flint).

Atomic Number

14

Learn more about the atomic number.

Discovery

Discovered By: Jöns Berzelius
Year: 1824
Location: Sweden

Want to learn more details and data about Silicon (Si)? Check my Elements Comprehensive List.

Video

Are you having trouble understanding the basics of atomic elements? This video will walk you through:
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  • What is a substance
  • What Elements look like
  • How a small number of atoms can be joined and form completely different substances

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