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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about silicon and silicon-based compounds for a standard science course. Topics covered include:
- Definition and appearance of allotropes of silicon
- Structure and properties of silane, disilane, trisilane and tetrasilane
- Differences between linear and branched silanes
- Production, applications and hazards of silane
1. Allotropes of Silicon: Definition, Appearance & Differences
In this lesson, you will learn about the two allotropes of silicon: amorphous and crystalline. Their structures, appearance, uses, and differences will also be discussed.
2. Linear vs. Branched Silanes
Silanes can bind to each other to form a long chain. This chain can either be straight (linear) or branched. In this lesson we will learn how these two types of silanes are different.
3. Silane Production, Applications & Hazards
Silane is a silicon gas used in a variety of applications. In this lesson we will learn how it is made, some hazards associated with it, and some of its applications.
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