Atomic Number: 14



Neutrons: 14

Average Atomic Mass: 28.086 amu

Isotopes: Silicon isotopes are used in a variety of applications

Discovery: Silicon was discovery by Jöns Jacob Berzelius at 1824 in Sweden.

Name: The name Silicon comes from the Latin word "silicis" meaning "flint ."

Uses: The following uses for silicon are gathered from a number of sources as well as from anecdotal comments.

Interesting Facts: Brief description: silicon is present in the sun and stars and is a principal component of a class of meteorites known as aerolites. Silicon makes up 25.7% of the earth's crust by weight, and is the second most abundant element, exceeded only by oxygen.