February 25, 2017

Homework Help: Science (Chemisty)

Posted by Jeremiah on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 8:17pm.

In an old "Star Trek" episode, Captain Kirk and Spock come across a life form called the Horta made mostly of silicon compounds. Based on silicon's place in the periodic table, do you think silicon compounds are a reasonable choice for an alien life form? Why or why not?

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