Nobel Foundation Symposia 40Biochemistry of Silicon and Related Problems [1ed.]978-1-4613-4020-1, 978-1-4613-4018-8
"""Description:Silicon chemistry was initiated in 1823 by Berzelius who prepared...
« » »Description:Silicon chemistry was initiated in 1823 by Berzelius who prepared elemental silicon. In many ways silicon was considered a typical opposite of carbon, although the two elements are closely related as to their electronic structure, both having four valence electrons. The properties of their compounds are, however, extreme ly different. Both form extended structures, but in different ways – carbon by covalent carbon-carbon bonds