Group #: 13
Atomic #: 5
Mass #: 11
for Demonstrations!! )
Boron was discovered
by L.J. Thenard and J. L. Gay - Lussau. It is a man made element
which is obtained from the ore/compound borax. Boron doesn't exist
in a free state of nature but it's compound borax where it can be found
Boron is essential
in the growth of plants. It is in fertilizers. Boron, if added
to steel, can make steel harder. Boron's isotope, B10,
is an additive in rocker fuel. It is also used in Viagra. The
isotope, B11, is used to detect atomic reactors.
Asimov, Issac (1981).
Boron. In the New Age Encyclopedia (Bol. 3, pp.163). Library
of Congress: New Age Encyclopedia.
June 6, 2000