-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
-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
-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
Five protons, six neutrons, 5 electrons
Boron is used to create the green color in fireworks.
Boron supplements are taken to help conditions such as arthritis, but can be extremely toxic in large amounts.
Atomic Mass: 10.811
Atomic Number: 5
Phase at Room Temperature: Solid
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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.
Spotted in Turkey, California, Iran, Chile, and Argentina
-Named by Persian scientist
-Comes from Arabic word buraq meaning the material borax
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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Picture: "Boron Picture." Web. 22 Sept. 2015.