Silicon Si

Silicon - the humble superstar: No element occurs more frequently in our everyday life. Silicon played an important role in developmental history even in the early days of mankind. The element is a basic requirement and at the same time a warning sign of essential cultural techniques of human civilization.

To the article about silicon on the website Fascination Chemistry

Here is a short video about silicon from chemie-simpleclub.

Silicon in two and a half minutes is also available in the Deutschlandfunk Kultur podcast.

Carbon group

The 14th group of the periodic table is also called the carbon group after its most important lightest element. It contains the elements carbon and silicon, which occur frequently in nature, the semi-metal germanium, the metals tin and lead and the only artificially produced element 114 Flerovium, which was named after the Russian physicist Georgi Fljorow.

back to the periodic table

back to the start page for the year of the periodic table

to our brochure Chemistry of the Elements

published June 2019 with articles on 43 elements (7 MB, 160 pages)

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