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Periodic Table Element Comparison: Compare Elements - Boron vs Silicon

Compare Boron and Silicon

Compare Boron and Silicon on the basis of their properties, attributes and periodic table facts. Compare elements on more than 90 properties. All the elements of similar categories show a lot of similarities and differences in their chemical, atomic, physical properties and uses. These similarities and dissimilarities should be known while we study periodic table elements. You can study the detailed comparison between Boron vs Silicon with most reliable information about their properties, attributes, facts, uses etc. You can compare B vs Si on more than 90 properties like electronegativity , oxidation state, atomic shells, orbital structure, Electronaffinity, physical states, electrical conductivity and many more.

Facts

Boron
5
B
10.811
Solid
Black
metalloid
13
boron family 
2
p
[He] 2s2 2p1
2075 °C
4000 °C
2, 3
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Neighborhood Elements of Boron
Silicon
14
Si
28.0855
Solid
Gray
metalloid
14
carbon family 
3
p
[Ne] 3s2 3p2
1414 °C
2.9×103 °C
2, 8, 4
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Neighborhood Elements of Silicon

History

History
The element Boron was discovered by Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac in year 1808 in France and United Kingdom. Boron derived its name from from borax, a mineral
The element Silicon was discovered by Jöns Jacob Berzelius in year 1824 in Sweden. Silicon derived its name derived its name from from the Latin silex, 'flint' (originally silicium)

Presence: Abundance in Nature and Around Us

Ppb by weight (1ppb =10^-7 %)
1×10-7%
2×10-7%
1.6e-06
8.6e-06
4.4e-06
7e-07
0.0007
0.0009
0.14
0.27
1e-06
0.00026

Crystal Structure and Atomic Structure

87 pm
4.3947154471545 cm3
82 pm
N/A
755
boron Spectrum
506, 506, 506 pm
1.01334, 1.01334, 1.01334
R_ 3m
166

Simple Trigonal

boron Crystal Structure
111 pm
12.053862660944 cm3
111 pm
210 pm
171
silicon Spectrum
543.09, 543.09, 543.09 pm
π/2, π/2, π/2
Fd_ 3m
227

Tetrahedral Packing

silicon Crystal Structure

Atomic and Orbital Properties

Atomic Number
Number of Electrons (with no charge)
Number of Protons
Mass Number
Number of Neutrons
Shell structure (Electrons per energy level)
Electron Configuration
Valence Electrons
Oxidation State
Atomic Term Symbol (Quantum Numbers)
Shell structure
5
5
5
10.811
5.811
2, 3
[He] 2s2 2p1
2s2 2p1
-5;-1  1;2;3
2P1/2
boron Shells
14
14
14
28.0855
14.0855
2, 8, 4
[Ne] 3s2 3p2
3s2 3p2
-4;-3;-2;-1  1;2;3;4
3P0
silicon Shells

Isotopes - Nuclear Properties

Isotopes
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
10B, 11B.
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
28Si, 29Si, 30Si.

Chemical Properties: Ionization Energies and electron affinity

3
2.04
26.7 kJ/mol
800.6, 2427.1, 3659.7, 25025.8, 32826.7 kJ/mol
4
1.9
133.6 kJ/mol
786.5, 1577.1, 3231.6, 4355.5, 16091, 19805, 23780, 29287, 33878, 38726 kJ/mol

Physical Properties

2.46 g/cm3
4.3947154471545

 

N/A
N/A
320 GPa
N/A


 

9.3 MPa
4.9×104 MPa
N/A

 

0.0001 S/m
10000 m Ω
N/A

 

27 W/(m K)
6×10-6 K-1

 

Diamagnetic
N/A
-8.7×10-9
-9.41×10-11
-2.14e-05

 

N/A

 

1.62×104 m/s
2.33 g/cm3
12.053862660944

 

47 GPa
N/A
100 GPa
N/A


 

6.5 MPa
N/A
N/A

 

1×103 S/m
0.001 m Ω
N/A

 

150 W/(m K)
2.6×10-6 K-1

 

Diamagnetic
N/A
-1.6×10-9
-4.49×10-11
-3.73×10-6

 

N/A

 

2.2×103 m/s

Thermal Properties - Enthalpies and thermodynamics

2075 °C
4000 °C
N/A
N/A

 

50 kJ/mol
507 kJ/mol
N/A
1414 °C
2.9×103 °C
N/A
N/A

 

50.2 kJ/mol
359 kJ/mol
-9055 J/(kg K)

Regulatory and Health - Health and Safety Parameters and Guidelines

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N/A
N/A
N/A
3
N/A
2
0

 

N/A
N/A
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RTECSVW0400000
4.1
1346
N/A
0
N/A
1
0

 

150 °C
N/A