Silicene meaning

(inorganic chemistry) A monolayer of silicon atoms packed together to resemble graphene.
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(organic chemistry) Any short-lived, reactive species R2Si: analogous to carbenes.
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Origin of silicene

  • Blend of silicon and graphene (silicon +‎ -ene) from silicon and graphene; due to the similarity of the silicon layer to carbon in graphene.

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  • From silicon and carbene

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