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Silica terra

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Uses of Silicon

Silicon is used
in the electronics industry for the manufacture of integrated circuits,
in alloys used in the electrical industry, and for the manufacture of Silicones, which are important industrial compounds.


Uses of Silicon Dioxide
Ultra pure silicon dioxide is an important materials in  the electronics industry.

When silica is mixed with solid sodium carbonate and melted,  sodium silicate is formed.  This reaction is the basic  reaction in the manufacture of glass.

SiO2   +   Na2CO3   ==>   Na2SiO3   +   CO2

Cement is a complex aluminum silicate.  Its strength is  due to the strong bonding of the SiO4 groups.

http://www.ucc.ie/ucc/depts/chem/dolchem/html/comp/sio2.html