Silicon atomic number (Z) is 14. There are 14 electrons in an electrically neutral silicon atom.


How many protons does silicon have?

The Proton number (Z) of silicon is 14. Silicon has 14 protons in it nuclide.


Who discovered silicon?

Silicon was first isolated and discovered by the Swedish chemist Jöns Jacob Berzelius in 1823.

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What is silicon used for?

Silicon has a wide range of uses, some of the following are:

Silicon is used commercially in the cement and construction industry in the form of silicates which makes 90% of the Earth's crust. Some silicate minerals like kaolinite are used in the porcelain. It is used in glass wool for thermal insulation. It is used in waterproofing treatments. Other uses are in pyrotechnic, explosive, contact lenses and in iron casting.  It is used in semiconductor devices (transistors) and solar panel etc.