Silicon: historical information

  • Discoveror: Jöns Jacob Berzelius
  • Place of discovery: Sweden
  • Date of discovery: 1824
  • Origin of name : from the Latin word "silicis" meaning "flint".

JΔns Jacob Berzelius is generally credited with the discovery of silicon in 1824. Deville prepared crystalline silicon in 1854, a second allotropic form of the element.

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