Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1133949649
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Chapter 12 The Solid State - Study Questions - Page 467b: 24


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Si-Al is a p-type semiconductor because Al has less electrons in the valence than Si, leaving positive holes in the valence band; thus the current is the result of the movement of these holes in the valence band.
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