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Silicon 1-1-/2"
Silicon 1-1-/2"


 
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Silicon 1-1/2"
Our Price: $6.00

Quantity in Stock:30

Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Product Code: 7390
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Silicon, Si, is an element, number 14 on the periodic chart. Silicon is the second most abundant element in the Earth's crust second to Oxygen and is the eighth most-common element in the universe. Pure Silicon is classified as a metalloid because it is not a real metal even though it has a shiny and metal-like appearance.

Very pure silicon, like this specimen, is used to make semi-conductors, liquid crystal displays and solar panels. Because Silicon is too reactive with other elements to be found naturally in a pure state, it has to be refined from rocks containing silicon using an electric furnace that heats to over 2,500 degree F. More purity is obtained by growing a giant single crystal of silicon from molten Silicon.

Samples are approximately 1-1/2" on their longest size. Samples will vary. Price is per piece.

Origin: Germany

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