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

Jan 22, 2017

Covalent bonds.

#### Explanation:

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).