Silicon has four electrons in its outer energy level. What type of bond is silicon most likely to form with other elements?

1 Answer
Jan 22, 2017

Covalent bonds.


Losing or gaining #4# electrons to form a noble gas configuration is unlikely, unless with very electronegative atoms like fluorine.

Sharing the 4 electrons in its outershell will create a covalent type of noble gas configuration. (Compare carbon).