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silicon carbide Line breaks: sili|con car|bide

Definition of silicon carbide in English:


[mass noun]
A hard refractory crystalline compound of silicon and carbon; carborundum.
  • Chemical formula: SiC
Example sentences
  • A compound known as silicon carbide, also known as carborundum, is one of the hardest substances known.
  • In what may be the most important chemical discovery since silicon itself, Toyota researchers have found a way to create uniform crystals with silicon and carbon, silicon carbide.
  • The most common abrasives include aluminum oxide and silicon carbide.
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