Wanted for:

-being extremely hard to produce

-being toxic- especially to arthropods

-causing hormonal imbalances

-causing hair loss

-being bad for kidneys, stomach, lungs, bones, liver, heart, brain, fatty tissue, reproductive glands, etc. (high amounts.)

-causing kidney disease

-causing weakness

-causing headaches

-causing peeling

-causing convulsions

-causing irritability

-causing tremors

-causing depression

-being difficult for kidneys to flush out

-accumulating in body parts

-being toxic to some fish

-affecting the development of some fetuses

-being essential to life

-being essential plant nutrients

-being required to maintain a cell wall

-being in all food products produced b plants

-helping arthritis and osteoporosis

-reducing menopausal symptoms

-improving ability to absorb calcium and magnesium

-preventing some allergic conditions

-strengthening bones

-being used in detergents and other house hold items

-being found in water

-being in cosmetics

-being used to make alloys

-being used to make green fireworks

-being used as a rocket flare ignitor


Color: Black-brown

Atomic Mass: 10.811

Atomic Number: 5


Phase at Room Temperature: Solid

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Discovered by Joseph-Louise-Gray-Lussac (age 30) and Louis-Jaques-Thenard (age 31) in the year 1808. They were both French chemists in Paris at the time.

It was also discovered independently by Sir Humphry Davy. He was a thirty year old English chemist. He found boron in the UK. It was discovered by separating it from it's compounds with the reaction of boric acid.

Last Seen

Group 13

Period 2

Spotted in Turkey, California, Iran, Chile, and Argentina





-Named by Persian scientist

-Comes from Arabic word buraq meaning the material borax

Known Associates

Boron trifluoride: BF3

Boron trichloride: BCl3: B2O3+ 3C+ 3Cl2= 2BCl3+ 3CO

Diboran Trioxide: B2O3

-Very reactive with halogens

-Crystalline Boron is not very reactive with acids

-Amorphus Boron reacts slowly with acids.


Boron in nature is not found in it's pure form, but

with halogen compounds such as Boron trifluorine, boron is very reactive and unstable.

It can be dangerous!

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Book: Adair, Rick. Boron. New York: Rosen Pub., 2007. Print.


"Boron." World of Scientific Discovery, 2007. Web. 22 Sept. 2015.

"Boron." World of Chemistry, 2000. Web. 22 Sept. 2015.

Picture: "Boron Picture." Web. 22 Sept. 2015.