The difference between silicon and silicone
In order to fully make the distinction between the mineral silicon and the synthetic material silicone, we will define the two:
Silicon is a naturally occurring substance in nature that is defined as a mineral.
Silicone is a synthetic blend of materials that resemble plastic. Silicone is the material that is used in breast implants as well as medical tubing. Silicone does contain silicon along with oxygen and a variety of other naturally occurring substances in nature, but it is a very different substance to the mineral Silicon.