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Silicon dioxide   /sˈɪləkən daɪˈɑksˌaɪd/   Listen
Silicon dioxide

noun
1.
A white or colorless vitreous insoluble solid (SiO2); various forms occur widely in the earth's crust as quartz or cristobalite or tridymite or lechatelierite.  Synonyms: silica, silicon oxide.






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"Silicon dioxide" Quotes from Famous Books



... as a fuel for a fuel air explosive weapon. The oxide may be used either as a pure liquid or gelled with a gelling agent such as silicon dioxide, particulate carbon or ...
— U.S. Patent 4,293,314: Gelled Fuel-Air Explosive - October 6, 1981. • Bertram O. Stull



Words linked to "Silicon dioxide" :   flint, silicon oxide, tridymite, silex, silica, crystal, quartz, quartz glass, vitreous silica, lechatelierite, chert, cristobalite, oxide



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