I am a new person to this but I have been looking at similar questions about silicon life.
I'm currently trying to create silicon-based lifeforms on a planet with a surface temperature of about, -36.5 degrees celsius. I was thinking maybe a reducing atmosphere primarily of nitrogen, not sure about the other parts yet for the atmosphere with maybe a little bit of ammonia.
Speaking of which I was also thinking of maybe having their solvent be ammonia as a replacement of water. Also, if this does help with understanding, the star this planet orbits is a F-type star of 1.1 solar masses.
What I need help with is both figuring out if what I have could work so far and what to add or replace.