You'll know it's Boron because it's boring

Boron's Atomic Number is 5, it atomic mass is 10.811. It has 5 protons, 5 neutrons and 5 electrons.

A compound of flourine and Boron: Boron triflouride (BF3)

Diborane is another compound of boron Formula:BH3

Boron oxide is a compound of Boron and Oxygen:B2O3

Boron's Melting point is 2076° Celcius and its boiling point is 3927° Celcius, Its density as a solid is 2.37g/cm3. At room temperature Boron is a solid.

Boron is used in liquid and solid boron fertilizer, and when mixed with Calcium it is used in vitamins, although these are not that important they do have some use. For example: they help give us healthy, good looking and strong, lawns and bones.

A Bohr rutherford diagram of boron

Boron was first discovered by Joseph Louis, Gay Lussac and Louis Jaques Thénard, 3 French chemists, and was independently discovered by Sir Humphry Davy, an English chemist, in 1808. They all isolated boron by combining boric acid with potassium. Today, boron can be obtained by heating borax with carbon, but other methods can be used if high-purity boron is required.

Joseph Louis

This Roach killer is made from Boric acid which is a compound of Hydrogn, Oxygen and Boron. Boric acid is also used in pyrotechnics to make fire green and as an antiseptic for minor burns and cuts.


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