Chemical elements
  Silicon
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    Physical Properties
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      Silicon Tetrahydride
      Silicomethane
      Silicane
      Silico-ethane
      Silico-acetylene
      Bromosilicane
      Silicofluoroform
      Trifluorosilicane
      Silicochloroform
      Trichlorosilicane
      Silicobromoform
      Tribromosilicane
      Silico-iodoform
      Tri-iodosilicane
      Silicon Tetrafluoride
      Hydrofluosilicic Acid
      Silicon Subfluoride
      Silicon Tetrachloride
      Tetrachlorosilicane
      Silicon Tetrabromide
      Tetrabromosilicane
      Silicon Tetra-iodide
      Tetra-iodosilicane
      Mixed Halides of Silicon
      Halogen Derivatives of Silico-ethane
      Halogen Derivatives of Silicopropane
      Halogen Derivatives of Silicobutane
      Halogen Derivatives of Silicopentane and Silicohexane
      Silicon Oxychlorides
      Silica
      Silicon Dioxide
      Silicates
      Silicoformic Anhydride
      Silico-oxalic Acid
      Silicomes-oxalic Acid
      Silicon Disulphide
      Silicon Monosulphide
      Silicon Oxysulphide
      Silicon Thiochloride
      Silicon Thiobromide
      Silicon Chloroitydrosulphide
      Silicothio-urea
      Silicon Selenide
      Silicon Tetramide
      Silicon Di-imide
      Silicon Nitrimide
      Silicam
      Siliconitrogen Hydride
      Silicon Nitrides
      Crystalline Silicon Monocarbide
      Carborundum
      Silicon Dicarbide
      Silicon Carboxide
      Borides of Silicon
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Silicon Nitrimide, Si2N3H






Although silicon di-imide can be heated gently in an inert atmosphere without decomposition, it loses ammonia when heated in nitrogen to 900° C., yielding the nitrimide, a substance of unknown constitution, thus:

2Si(NH)2 = Si2N3H + NH3.

The product is an amorphous powder, stable towards water. When it is heated to 1200°-1300° C. it loses the hydrogen remaining in it as ammonia, and leaves a residue of nitride, thus:

3Si2N3H = 2Si3N4 + NH3.

Making certain assumptions as to the constitution of the nitrimide and nitride, this change may be represented tentatively as follows, from Nitrimide to Nitride:

(NSi-NH-SiN)3 → (NSi-N=Si=N-)3 + 3H → (NSi-N=Si=N-)2 + (NSi-)2 + NH3 → (NSi-N=Si=N-SiN)2 + NH3


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