silicon dioxide

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How to use silicon dioxide in a sentence

  • We're carbon, and our waste is carbon dioxide, and this thing is silicon, and its waste is silicon dioxide—silica.

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  • With his Sco drill he might have pierced that silicon dioxide armor till he reached the creature's gritty flesh.

  • As stated in the discussion of fluorine, it is formed when hydrofluoric acid acts upon silicon dioxide or a silicate.

  • As obtained by chemical processes silicon dioxide is an amorphous white powder.

  • In this respect it differs from silicon dioxide, which will not combine directly with water.