The main components of bodywork ceramic Introduction
Silicon dioxide (chemical formula: SiO2) is an acidic oxide and the corresponding hydrate is silicic acid (H2SiO3). It has been known since ancient times. Silicon dioxide is most commonly found in nature in quartz, as well as in various organisms. Silica is the main component of sand in many parts of the world. Silicon dioxide is one of the most complex and abundant material families, being both a variety of minerals and synthetically produced. Notable examples include fused silica, crystals, fumed silica, silica gel and aerogels. Applications range from structural materials to microelectronics to components used in the food industry.
Silicon dioxide is the most important compound of silicon. The natural silica present on the earth occupies about 12% of the mass of the earth's crust, and its existence forms are crystalline and amorphous, and are collectively called silica.