Is there any interesting facts about Silicon Dioxide?
Silicon Dioxide is one of the most abundant compounds on the planet Earth and has multiple uses. -can be found in the Earth’s crust either in crystalline form or powder form -Silicon and oxygen are responsible for 75% of the Earth’s crust -Silicon Dioxide is sand, this makes sandy areas like beaches and desserts a good place for Silicon Dioxide -Today the modern electronics world greatly depends on Silicon dioxide for the manufacture of semiconductors, wire insulation and fiber optic cables. -it’s high melting temp. and it’s chemical stability makes it a perfect ingredient for for insulating wires. – Today the oil industry uses silicon dioxide gel to help refine crude oil into usable fuel such as gasoline. -Silicon dioxide is also often applied in field of engineering. -Silicon dioxide is used in glasses for windows( not to mention may other things made of glass), metal alloys, pipe flux, metal alloys, concrete, sand for foundations, sealants, sandblasting, and many more applications.