The Preparation of Silicon. A Warning


A COMMON method of preparing silicon is by mixing silica and magnesium powder in molecular proportions and heating until the following reaction takes place:—

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POWER, F. The Preparation of Silicon. A Warning. Nature 82, 398–399 (1910).

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