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  • n. Plural form of silicide.


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  • He subsequently used the furnace to volatilize many substances which had been regarded as infusible and to prepare many new compounds, particularly carbides, silicides and borides; in 1891 he discovered carborundum.

    Henri Moissan - Biography

  • ~ As the name indicates, silicides are binary compounds consisting of silicon and some other element.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

  • Calcium carbide frequently contains notable quantities of iron and other silicides; but although these bodies are decomposed by acids, yielding hydrogen silicide, or siliciuretted hydrogen, they are not attacked by plain water.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use

  • When it exists in the gas the silicon is derived from certain silicides in the carbide; but this impurity will be dealt with by itself in a later paragraph.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use

  • If it may be assumed that the other silicides in commercial calcium carbide also behave in this manner it is plain that hydrogen silicide cannot occur in crude acetylene unless the gas is supposed to be hurried out of the generator before the alkaline water therein has had time to decompose any traces of the hydrogen silicide which is produced in the favouring conditions of high temperature sometimes prevailing.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use

  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY Summary of various metal silicides properties H. Iwai et al. Microelectronic Engineering 60 (2002) 157 -169

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  • Metal silicides are also found in microelectronics devices.


  • Famous for his work with the electric furnace at high temperatures; prepared artificial diamonds, together with many new binary compounds such as carbides, silicides, borides, and nitrides; isolated fluorine and studied its properties and its compounds very thoroughly] ~Chemical properties.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry


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