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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

Which will show the highest conductivity at 298 K, silicon or germanium?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Silicon or germanium has the highest conductivity at 298 K has to be identified.

Concept introduction:

Conductivity of an electrolyte solution is a measurement of the amount of its ability to conduct electricity.

The SI unit of conductivity is siemens per meter (S/m).

Explanation

Silicon or germanium is used as the intrinsic semiconductor, silicon and germanium has four valence electrons.

Germanium has more free electrons and a high...

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