Silicon is a metalloid, a semimetallic element that is neither a metal nor a nonmetal but has some of the properties or characteristics of the two. A semi-metal in the periodic table, silicon is one of the elements that ... More »

Magnesium is classified as an alkaline earth metal. Metals are defined as elements that can be hammered into sheets (malleable), made into a wire (ductile) and are good conductors of electricity and heat. More »

Sodium is listed with the metals on the periodic table of elements. It is silvery white and soft in its pure form. More »

Silicon is a metalloid, which means it is a type of metal but has some nonmetal qualities depending on what element it is reacting with. An example of this would be the fact that silicon is not a good conductor of electr... More »

Zinc is classified as a metal element and is a solid at room temperature. It has a melting point of 787 degrees Fahrenheit, a boiling point of 1,665 F and an atomic weight of 65.38. The element zinc is assigned the numbe... More »

An alloy is a solid solution or a mixture that combines a type of metal and another element. For something to be an alloy, it contains at least one of the following: a mixture of metallic phases, solid solution of elemen... More »

Silicon is one of the most-used elements in the world, as both its primary form and silicon compounds can be found in an almost endless number of different products. A common silicon product is silicone, which is a silic... More »