Silicon vs Carbon - What's the difference?

silicon | carbon |


As nouns the difference between silicon and carbon

is that silicon is silicone while carbon is alternative form of (l) .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

silicon

Etymology 1

From the stem of (etyl) .

Noun

(-)
  • (chemistry) A nonmetallic element (symbol Si) with an atomic number of 14 and atomic weight of 28.0855.
  • Usage notes

    Do not confuse silicon' with ' silicone .

    Synonyms

    * silicium (obsolete), silicum (obsolete)

    Derived terms

    * Cwm Silicon * ekasilicon * ferrosilicon * float-zone silicon * lithium-drifted silicon detector * silico- * * * * silicon alkoxide * Silicon Alley * silicon-based * silicon carbide * silicon chip * silicon controlled rectifier * silicon dioxide * silicon ester * Silicon Fen * Silicon Forest * silicon germanide * silicon germanium * Silicon Glen * Silicon Hills * silicon hydride * silicon iron * siliconise, siliconize * silicon oxide * silicon photonics * Silicon Prairie * Silicon Sentier * silicon steel * silicon tetrachloride * silicon tetrafluoride * Silicon Valley * Silicon Wadi * silicon wafer * strained silicon

    See also

    * agate * amethyst * asbestos * clay * feldspar * flint * glass * granite * hornblende * jasper * mica * opal * quartz * rock crystal * sand

    Etymology 2

    From the silicon chips used in computers

    Noun

    (-)
  • (slang) computing
  • (slang) computer processor
  • carbon

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia carbon)
  • (label) The chemical element (symbol C) with an atomic number of 6.
  • A sheet of carbon paper.
  • * 1939 , (Raymond Chandler), (The Big Sleep) , Penguin 2011, p. 51:
  • He stepped back and opened his bag and took out a printed pad of D.O.A. forms and began to write over a carbon .
  • A carbon copy.
  • A fossil fuel that is made of impure carbon such as coal or charcoal.
  • Carbon dioxide, in the context of global warming and climate change.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-04-25, author= Martin Lukacs
  • , volume=190, issue=20, page=13, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Canada becoming launch-pad of a global tar sands and oil shale frenzy , passage=If Alberta‚Äôs reserves are a carbon bomb, this global expansion of tar sands and oil shale exploitation amounts to an escalating emissions arms race, the unlocking of a subterranean cache of weapons of mass ecological destruction.}}

    Derived terms

    * activated carbon * beta carbon nitride * carb-, carbo- * carbinol * carbinyl * * * * carbon anhydride * carbon arc * carbon audit * carbon-based * carbon bisulfide, carbon bisulphide * carbon black * carbon copy * carbon-copy * carbon cycle * carbon dating * carbon debt * carbon dioxide * carbon disulfide, carbon disulphide * carbon emissions trading * carbon fiber, carbon fibre * carbon fixation * carbon footprint * carbon group * carbonic * carbonise, carbonize * carbonite * carbonless * carbon literacy * carbon market * carbon microphone * carbon monoxide * carbon nanofiber * carbon nanofoam * carbon nanotube * carbon-neutral * carbon-nitrogen cycle * carbon offset * carbonometer * carbonous * carbon oxide * carbon oxychloride * carbon oxysulfide, carbon oxysulphide * carbon paper * carbon printing * carbon process * carbon resistor * carbon sequestering * carbon star * carbon steel * carbon suboxide * carbon tax * carbon tetrabromide * carbon tetrachloride * carbon tetrafluoride * carbon tetraiodide * carbon trade * carbon transmitter * carbonyl * Carborundum * carboxyl * carburet * chlorocarbon * chlorofluorocarbon * chromo-carbon * ferrocarbon * fluorocarbon * fluorochlorohydrocarbon * glassy carbon * halocarbon * hydrocarbon * sulfide of carbon, sulphide of carbon * radiocarbon

    See also

    (carbon related terms) * aggregated diamond nanorod * amorphous carbon * buckminsterfullerene * ceraphite * chaoite * charcoal * coal * diamond * fullerene * graphite * lamp black * lead * lonsdaleite * soot * steel ----