What is Silicon? - Properties & Uses


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Which of the following statements is NOT true concerning silicon?

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1. Which of the following statements is true about silicon?

2. Which of the following is NOT generally considered an application of silicon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the properties and uses of silicon. Some of the topics you'll be quizzed on include applications of silicon as well as silicon's use on an integrated circuit.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Applications of silicon
  • Silicon's role in integrated circuits
  • Other creations made using silicon

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on silicon
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding applications of silicon and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the use of silicon on integrated circuits and other creations using silicon

Additional Learning

To learn more about silicon, review the accompanying lesson titled What is Silicon? - Properties & Uses. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe silicon and its classification as a metalloid
  • Identify the atomic structure of silicon
  • Relate silicon's use as a semiconductor
  • Explain silicon's role in the manufacturing of glass and fiber optics
  • Understand silicon's many uses in the creation of a variety of consumer and commercial products