Question
Sat February 26, 2011 By: Devika A
 

silicon is a metalloid. how can we find weather silicon is a metalloid from its valence electrons

Expert Reply
Mon February 28, 2011
Dear Student
 
Silicon is a mettaloid this can not be judged from the valence electrons. 

The following elements are generally considered metalloids:
  • Boron (B)
  • Silicon (Si)
  • Germanium (Ge)
  • Arsenic (As)
  • Antimony (Sb)
  • Tellurium (Te)
  • Polonium (Po)
We hope that clarifies your query.
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