Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 9 - Liquids, Solids, and Materials - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 421d: 84


valence electrons

Work Step by Step

We know that Silicon is in group 4. Its semiconductor properties are vastly improved through the doping of atoms with one more or one less valence electron than it. Thus, group 3 and group 5 elements are the most effective for doping Silicon.
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