Associations to the word «Silica»

Wiktionary

SILICA, noun. Silicon dioxide.
SILICA, noun. Any of the silica group of the silicate minerals.
SILICA GEL, noun. (chemistry) a granular, porous form of silica made synthetically from sodium silicate and used as a desiccant.
SILICA GLASS, noun. Any of various types of glass containing primarily silica in amorphous (non-crystalline) form.
SILICA GLASSES, noun. Plural of silica glass
SILICA GROUP, noun. (mineralogy) A large group of silicate minerals having a silicon to oxygen ratio of 1:2. This group includes many silicates of sodium, potassium, calcium, and aluminum in an open network structure.

Dictionary definition

SILICA, noun. 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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