TAI - A computer chip is: animal, vegetable or mineral?
- MichaelLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
- Anonymous1 decade ago
TAI- is confusing this can be Tai seng Hong Kong cinema or Cheetah on fire 1993 movie about a stolen computer chip. but a computer chip is made from the second most abundant element on the crust of our planet and the num.8 most abundant in the Universe this element is Silicon very rarely occurs as a pure free element in Nature but is more widely distributed in dust, planetoids and planets and meteorites also the most common metalloid on earth. in your 3 choices it have to be mineral because silicon also occurs as silicate a mineral that occurs in clay,sand and various types of rocks .computer chips are made of silicon that contains millions of tiny transistors with time soon are going to be made of organic nanoscale wire or by splitting atom layers. did you know that for every grams of a microchip 630 grams of fossil fuel are used whereas for every grams of an automobile only 2 grams of fossil fuel are used, this means that we use lots of energy to make Silicon and computers chips as a result of the level of purity and sophistication of materials in a creation of a microchip. take care 'Source(s): web research
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- David MacdonaldLv 41 decade ago