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Discussion in 'Electronic Components' started by [email protected], Sep 7, 2007.

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  1. Guest

    i want to know about why germanium is more stable than silicon in
    language of physics ?
    please send the answer as fast as possible.
  2. Fred

    Fred Guest

    Si atomic number is 14, atomic is about wgt=28
    Ge atomic number is 32, atomic is about wgt=73

    When you place a small piece of Ge or Si inside a bowl you'll need more
    energy to get the piece of Ge outside the bowl than to get the piece of
    Hence, in language of physics we can say that Ge is more stable than Si.
  3. ??
    Try radium. That's even heavier. Wouldn't call it stable, exactly.
  4. Also, work upward in the same column, you see carbon 12, and that's
    extremely stable.
  5. Fred Bartoli

    Fred Bartoli Guest

    Le Fri, 07 Sep 2007 17:04:23 +0000, Lostgallifreyan a écrit:
    The extrem stupidity of my answer should have caught your attention.

    Have a look at potential energy (the worlds 'weight', OK only 3 letters,
    and 'bowl' should have clued you) :)
  6. Do you mean that rhetorical bowl at the bottom of which iron always sits?
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