I do not exactly know but I do know that there are Organosilicon bonds which are carbon and silicon, I was wondering if anyone on this forums knew more about them then I do which is not much other than they do form.
Sure there is a class of organosilicon compounds. You can start here: https://en.wikipedia...i/Organosilicon
But so far as I know they are almost all sigma bonded.
My recollection is that one of the key differences between Si and C is that the Si-O bond is a lot stronger than the the Si-H bond, whereas for carbon the bond strengths are similar. This is one reason why in an environment with a lot of oxygen, like that of the Earth, it is carbon that forms the long chains, while silicon is almost all tied up with oxygen, in the rocks.
I don't pretend to be an expert on silicon chemistry, but I do know my way around my books, so if you have specific questions I may be able to find some of the answers.
Thanks for starting a proper chemistry thread by the way. We don't often get them, though Hazel does her bit from time to time.
Edited by exchemist, 09 October 2018 - 05:13 AM.