Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133949649
ISBN 13: 978-1-13394-964-0

Chapter 12 The Solid State - Study Questions - Page 467e: 53



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Both germanium and silicon are intrinsic semiconductors and germanium has a smaller bandgap than silicon at 298 K (68 vs 106 kJ/mol) and therefore will have higher conductivity because less energy is required to move electrons from the valence band to the conduction band.
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