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SILICON (artificial)

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SILICON  

Piece of artificially grown silicon

Silicon is the second most abundant element in the Earth’s crust after oxygen, but it does not occur on its own (in a free state). Instead it combines with oxygen to form silicon dioxide (silica).

Silicate minerals make up over 90% of the Earth’s crust.  Silica is most familiar to us a quartz, flint and even common sand. The name silica derives from silex - Latin for flint.

Silicon has had a huge effect on the modern world economy from chemicals and construction to biology and, of course, modern electronics. 

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Size: 7 x 4 x 4 centimetres
Weight: 160 grams

PRICE: £16.00