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By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D.
This is a photograph of a piece of pure elemental silicon. Silicon is a crystalline metalloid element. Pure silicon is reflective with a dark bluish tinge.
Definition: Silicon is the name for the element with atomic number 14 and is represented by the symbol Si.
It is a member of the semimetals group.
Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D.
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