History of the Element Boron Essays

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Boron is one of the many elements on the periodic table. Its atomic number is five and its symbol is the letter B. Boron’s atomic weight is 10.811. It is a solid at room temperature. The group number for Boron is 13 and the periodic number for Boron is 2. It is also in the p block. Its element category is a metalloid. Boron came from the Arabic word Buraq and the Persian word Burah, which are both meanings for the material called “Borax.” Boron is a tough element – very hard, and very resistant to heat. In its crystalline form it is the second hardest of all the elements on the mohs scale – only carbon (diamond) is harder. Only 11 elements have higher melting points than boron: these are C, W, Re, Os, Ta, Mo, Nb, Ir, Ru, Hf, and Tc.…show more content…
Boron is not present in nature in elemental form. Boron is always found in a brown powder or a crystal. It is found combined in borax, boric acid, kernite, ulexite, and borates. The spring waters around volcanoes sometimes have boric acids in them. Sometimes Boron can affect health too. Humans can have intake of Boron from their water, fruit, veggies, air and consumer goods. We have a regular daily intake of roughly about 2 mg and about 18 mg in and out of our body in total. Too much Boron can result in the stomach, liver, kidneys, and the brain. It could eventually lead to death. It takes 5 grams of boric acid to make a person ill and 20 grams or more to put their life in danger. But on the bright side small doses of Boron can help you out. It can build nice big strong healthy bones. It can help teat osteoarthritis, as also an aid for building muscles and increasing testosterone levels, and for improving thinking skills and muscle coordination. Many people also apply boric acid to the skin as an astringent or to prevent infection; or use it as an eye wash. You can never find Born alone in nature. It is always part of larger compounds in the real world. In my opinion the impact that born will have on our society in the future is that our field of medicines will get stronger. We will have more supplements for bone strength and muscle strength. Maybe we will have stronger and tougher cleaning supplies in the future. Hopefully by that time they will
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