silicon vs silicone :

silicon vs silicone

silicon or silicone

Silicon is a nonmetallic element (symbol Si) with an atomic number of 14 and atomic weight of 28.0855.

"An example of a nonmetallic element is Silicon."

Silicone is a chemical term meaning any class of inert or semi-inorganic polymeric compounds that has a wide array of thermal stability and extremely water repellent.

"The cyborg's prosthetic arm is made of silicone and other elements."


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Definitions

  • n  a tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors

  • n  any of a large class of siloxanes that are unusually stable over a wide range of temperatures; used in lubricants and adhesives and coatings and synthetic rubber and electrical insulation
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  • Daniel Shoer Roth: Dade’s dirty little secret: what everyone knows and no one says
    The discord among social, racial, ethnic and national groups in Miami-Dade is often palpable, though we like to sweep the dust under the rug opting instead to believe that we are a cohesive and harmonious community where people feel welcomed, accepted and comforted. Yet the often-touted warm reception is often a hypocritical smile with fleshy, silicone lips.
    June 12, 2013 - Miami Herald
  • Tablet Enclosures safeguards electronic components.
    Made of high-impact ABS plastic that is flame retardant to UL94-VO (white) and UL94-HB (black), tablet enclosures for portable, desktop, or wall-mounted electronic applications come in sizes from 5.5 x 3.9 x 1.2 in. to 12.7 x 9.1 x 1.2 in. Tongue and groove sealing design protects against dust and moisture, and optional silicone sponge gasket imparts IP65 rating. Recessed area is designed for ...
    June 12, 2013 - ThomasNet
  • Tablet Enclosures safeguards electronic components.
    Made of high-impact ABS plastic that is flame retardant to UL94-VO (white) and UL94-HB (black), tablet enclosures for portable, desktop, or wall-mounted electronic applications come in sizes from 5.5 x 3.9 x 1.2 in. to 12.7 x 9.1 x 1.2 in. Tongue and groove sealing design protects against dust and moisture, and optional silicone sponge gasket imparts IP65 rating. Recessed area is designed for ...
    June 12, 2013 - ThomasNet