Sir, silicon apna stable electronic configuration krne ke liye 4electrons loose krta hai ya 4 electrons gain krta hai ya share krta hai.
Silicon can share the 4 electrons for getting stable electronic configuration. Yes, chemical property of silicon is same as carbon because of same number of valance electron in outermost shell. It can make longest chain up to 8 atoms of silicon. this property is known as catenation. For better explain watch our videos of carbons and its compounds class 10.