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Silicon - Periodic Table of Videos

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A discussion of the use of silicone in medical implants. This follows recent news reports about problems with a certain type of breast implant.
For the basic facts about silicon, check this out.
For some amazing facts about and fun pictures of silicon, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
As we saw before, a good example of a silicon polymer is silicone. Have you seen the Periodic Video about silicone implants yet?
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Is there a symbol in the periodic table that means something in your language? Or in other languages you know? Can you write your name with symbols in the periodic table?
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