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I am looking for silicone sheet thin enough to breathe through - does such a material exist ?

Question asked by Jeremy Rutman in #General Knowledge on Sep 7, 2019
Jeremy Rutman
Jeremy Rutman · Sep 7, 2019
Rank E2 - BEGINNER

 I know that silicone is permeable to gas but am not sure a thin sheet would be permeable enough for human respiration at e.g. 10cm^2 area.

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Vinay Mishra
Vinay Mishra · Jan 11, 2020
Rank C1 - EXPERT

No, it's not possible.

Reason: At normal temperature, silicon(Si) has low density but when it gets oxidized(SiO2) it becomes denser. As it becoming denser it loses its permeability. That's why its not possible to pass air through it.

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