[ UK /sˈɪlɪkɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈsɪɫəkə, ˈsɪɫɪkə/ ]
  1. a white or colorless vitreous insoluble solid (SiO2); various forms occur widely in the earth's crust as quartz or cristobalite or tridymite or lechatelierite
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How To Use silica In A Sentence

  • Silica exists in several crystalline forms, in a large number of colloidal forms, and as an amorphous solid.
  • Amosite, fibrous anthophyllite, fibrous tremolite, fibrous actinolite, and crocidolite are amphiboles, double-chain silicates, which observed microscopically look like sharp needles.
  • Some makers still bolster these paints with components like formaldehyde, crystalline silica, acetone and ammonia to help preserve the paint or give it other properties, such as spatter-resistance. Painting Without That Smell
  • Not far away, and altogether more appealing, is the abandoned Portuguese city of Old Goa, now a dramatic collection of cathedrals and basilicas.
  • The trick was to desiccate the seeds, spores and the animals first (for 3 days over silica gel) before heating them slowly at a rate of 4 °C per minute. Survival at extreme temperatures: what is it good for?
  • I did better at making these when I was taking the borosilicate class in February. Kater’s Art » Blog Archive » Glass Bottles
  • Various potassium silicates -- leucite, feldspar, sericite, and glauconite -- and the potassium sulphate, alunite, have received attention and certain of them have been utilized to a small extent, but none of them are normally able to compete on the market. The Economic Aspect of Geology
  • Several powders or dry colours use a base of asbestos, chalk powder or silica.
  • They would say that being an archpriest of a major basilica is an important job, you need a senior churchman to do it.
  • Temperatures high enough to melt silicates and make droplets of glass are commonly found near surface bursts.
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