Silicon Based Life forms????

Rob rchapman at
Mon Apr 7 19:37:17 EST 1997

 What if life forms were silicon based rather than carbon bases? Silicon
is much more abundant on earth than carbon its atoms can bond to 4 other
atoms.  Bonds between silicon are unstable in the presence of 02 but
bonds between silicon and oxygen are extremely stable and difficult to
break. I was wondering what implications would these properties have for
these life forms.
                            Please reply by April 7, but if you cant its
no problem.
                             Thanks, Justin

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