Enthalpy of Fusion of Silicon (Si) + Color, Sources, Discovery ...

Energy and heat may change a substance's state from solid to liquid (Fusion). Such energy may be called enthalpy of fusion and it is important even for Silicon. Ok, so what is the enthalpy of fusion for an atom of Si?

Note: Learn more about the enthalpy of fusion here.

In the case of Silicon, enthalpy of fusion is 50.21 kilojoules per mole. There are non heat related facts about Silicon that you might like to know. I'll walk you through...

Silicon Facts

Silicon Enthalpy of Fusion

50.21 kilojoules per mole

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.

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Video

Are you having trouble understanding the basics of atomic elements? This video will walk you through:
  • What is an element
  • 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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