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Windsor Central High School, Windsor, New York, U.S.A.

Silicon, 14, Windsor Central High School, New York USASilicon: This tile was inspired by the common application of the element silicon in computer chips. This tile represents a modern need for the utilization of silicon in every day modern life. It was created from an original digital photograph and Photoshop CS3. The combination of innovation, technology, and personal artistic preference created this representation of silicon. 

Artwork by Terrah Coon. Teacher: Richard J. Bray-teacher, Windsor Central High School, Windsor, New York, U.S.A.

Atomic properties*

Name:

Symbol:

Atomic number:

Atomic mass:

Melting point:

Boiling point:

Density:

Electronegativity:

Number of isotopes:

State:

Colour:

Classification:

Silicon

Si

14

28.086 amu

1414°C

3265°C

2.33g/cm3

1.9

3

Solid

Dark-grey with bluish-tinge±

Semi-metallic±

 

* Haynes, W. M. (2011). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 91st edition: http://www.hbcponline.com/ Retrieved April 7, 2011

± Winter, M. (2010). Home of the Periodic Table. Retrieved April 8, 2011, from Web Elements: http://www.webelements.com/