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

Asked by Devika A | 26th Feb, 2011, 05:48: PM

Expert Answer:

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.

Answered by  | 28th Feb, 2011, 10:03: AM

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