Explain the structure of silicon.

Asked by rahmani | 15th Nov, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Silicon and oxygen have a strong chemical affinity and therefore silicon only occurs naturally in the particularly stable form of Si-O compounds such as calcium, magnesium and iron silicates, as well as SiO2 as sand and quartz. The tetravelant structure is common to all compounds in which silicon is surrounded by oxygen atoms.

Answered by  | 15th Nov, 2010, 11:47: PM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.