Answer to Question #55111 in Inorganic Chemistry for Souradip
Even though silicon can form silicides, but they are structurally closer to borides than to carbides, because silicon is more electropositive.
Also the chemical bonds in silicides range from conductive metal-like structures to covalent or ionic.
Other elements of the fourth group are more electropositive and can’t form negatively charged ions.
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