Silicon Dioxide Properties

Properties of SiliconDioxide

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  • Silicon Dixode
    • Insoluble in water
    • Doesn't conduct electricity
    • High melting and boiling point
    • Hard
    • A giant covalent structure
    • Found as quartz in granite
    • Sand on beach is made mostly of silicon  dioxide
    • Rocks in litosphere are made up of silicates
    • Compounds contain silicon and oxygen. atoms
    • Formula = SiO2
    • Each silicon atom is covalently bonded to 4 oxygen atoms
      • So each oxygen atom is covalently bonded to 2 solicon atom
    • Majour compound in Sandstone

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