Si02 or silicon dioxide

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Hi folks is there anyone who could help me with si02 please
 

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Hi folks is there anyone who could help me with si02 please
You want to deposit it as part of making your own integrated circuits? :smile:
 
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Hi folks is there anyone who could help me with si02 please
You need to be more specific. What help are you looking for?
 
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Ok I'm looking at making my own and for my own use ceramic coating for my car motorcycle and mtb....so I have a large jar of silica dioxide and so far I have found out how to hopefully liquefy it to a thick liquid, now I am stumped on what to thin it down.. some kind of carrier solvent.
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Silicon dioxide is quartz - a hard mineral with a melting point of ~1700 C. You will not liquefy it easily. I suspect what you have is sodium silicate or sodium metasilicate, also referred to as "water glass". I think you can thin it with water. You should be careful with it. The dried residue can be very dangerous to inhale.
 
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You thin it with water - assuming water glass. Consider reading this - especially the uses section - before you waste materials.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_silicate

The covering you create is brittle. (automotive repair section) What you are really doing is making a finish out of thin windows glass.
 
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Silicon dioxide is quartz - a hard mineral with a melting point of ~1700 C. You will not liquefy it easily. I suspect what you have is sodium silicate or sodium metasilicate, also referred to as "water glass". I think you can thin it with water. You should be careful with it. The dried residue can be very dangerous to inhale.
Thank you phyzguy that is really helpful. I am definitely no chemist but do take health and safety serious, gloves, glasses, quality dust mask and tend to do a bit of research before trying things....quite boring really lol
 
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You thin it with water - assuming water glass. Consider reading this - especially the uses section - before you waste materials.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_silicate

The covering you create is brittle. (automotive repair section) What you are really doing is making a finish out of thin windows glass.
Thanks Jim, I thought it may have been some kind of solvent as its supposed to evaporate quite quickly after application n please dont think I'm disputing you at all. I'm extremely grateful for your help.
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