What is the explanation behind the thought of Silicon life forms?

  1. Mentalist acer profile image60
    Mentalist acerposted 7 years ago

    What is the explanation behind the thought of Silicon life forms?

    Vague references are made about silcon life forms but little explanation is given on the concept...

  2. lxxy profile image61
    lxxyposted 7 years ago

    Haha, you caught me. I'll definitely write an addendum. smile

  3. milkomeda profile image59
    milkomedaposted 7 years ago

    from what I know, it's believed that the Element silicon has similar atomic structure to Carbon, and so scientists believe that silicon could have similar chemical bonding "flexibility" and could produce almost as many compunds as Carbon-compounds. like Carbon-compounds, silicon-compounds can produce very strong bonds and at the same time also very weak bonds, produceing the "bonding flexibility" refrenced above...I don't know the whole answer but I hope maybe you got the right idea. smile I'm planning to possibily of make a Hub about it though...

 
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