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may refer to either of the following:
- Silicon dioxide
The chemical compound silicon dioxide, also known as silica , is an oxide of silicon with the chemical formula '. It has been known for its hardness since antiquity...
, SiO2, very well characterized
- Silicon monoxide
Silicon monoxide is the chemical compound with the formula SiO. In the vapour phase it is a diatomic molecule. It has been detected in stellar objects and it has been described as the most common oxide of silicon in the universe....
, SiO, not very well characterized