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Silicon as a Network Solid


Silicon is an excellent element to use in computers based on the properties of the element.

Which of the following is NOT a property of silicon as applied to use in computers?


Silicon can form a three-dimensional structure similar to a diamond, giving the substance strength.


The conductivity of a semiconductor increases with increased temperature without a substantial increase in heat.


Silicon can be bonded to form either a positive or negative ion, allowing for a wide range of properties.


Silicon can bond in a long, two-dimensional form, allowing it to be used as a coating for other metal alloys.