Silicon dioxide is commonly known as silica.
Silicon dioxide is also known as silica. It has other alternative names such as silicic acid and silicic acid anhydride.
- Silica is non-combustible and is the most abundant mineral found on earth.
- Silicon dioxide is the vital component of beach sand and is commonly known as quartz in its pure crystalline form.
- Quartz is the most common crystalline form of silica encountered in nature.