Boron

Boron in a tube

Boron is a chemical element. It has the chemical symbol B. It has the atomic number 5. It is a metalloid (it has properties of a metal and a non-metal). Much boron is found in chemical compounds in its ore borax. Boron is never found free in nature.

Two types of boron are found (allotropes). Amorphous boron is a brown powder and metallic (crystalline) boron is black and hard and a weak conductor at room temperature.

Pure boron is used as a dopant (a substance added to semiconductors to change how it behaves with electricity) in the semiconductor industry. Chemical compounds of boron are important as to make strong materials not weigh very much, as nontoxic insecticides and preservatives, and for chemical synthesis.

Plants need boron in them to live. Very small amounts of boron are needed in animal's bodies so that they are very healthy. How it keeps animals healthy is not known in a lot of detail.

Boron was discovered by Sir Humphry Davy, an English chemist, in 1808.

Boron melts at 2075 °C (3767 °F), and boils at 4000 °C (7232 °F).

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Boor (element)
አማርኛ: ቦሮን
العربية: بورون
aragonés: Boro
armãneashti: Boru
asturianu: Boru
azərbaycanca: Bor
বাংলা: বোরন
Bân-lâm-gú: Phêng-sò͘
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Бор (элемэнт)
भोजपुरी: बोरॉन
български: Бор (елемент)
བོད་ཡིག: ཚ་ནག
bosanski: Bor (element)
brezhoneg: Bor
català: Bor
Чӑвашла: Бор (элемент)
Cebuano: Boro
čeština: Bor (prvek)
corsu: Boru
Cymraeg: Boron
Deutsch: Bor
ދިވެހިބަސް: ބޯރޯން
eesti: Boor
Ελληνικά: Βόριο
English: Boron
español: Boro
Esperanto: Boro
euskara: Boro
فارسی: بور
Fiji Hindi: Boron
français: Bore
furlan: Bôr
Gaeilge: Bórón
Gaelg: Boron
Gagauz: Bor
Gàidhlig: Bòron
galego: Boro
Gĩkũyũ: Boron
ગુજરાતી: બોરોન
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Phìn
хальмг: Борон
한국어: 붕소
Hawaiʻi: Boron
हिन्दी: बोरॉन
hrvatski: Bor (element)
Ido: Borono
Bahasa Indonesia: Boron
interlingua: Boro
íslenska: Bór
italiano: Boro
עברית: בור (יסוד)
Basa Jawa: Boron
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಬೊರಾನ್
ქართული: ბორი
қазақша: Бор (элемент)
Kiswahili: Boroni
коми: Бор
kurdî: Bor
Кыргызча: Бор (элемент)
кырык мары: Бор (элемент)
Latina: Borium
latviešu: Bors
Lëtzebuergesch: Bor
lietuvių: Boras
Ligure: Boro
Limburgs: Boor
lingála: Bolo
Livvinkarjala: Borum
la .lojban.: jicmrboro
lumbaart: Boro
magyar: Bór
македонски: Бор (елемент)
മലയാളം: ബോറോൺ
Māori: Pūtiwha
मराठी: बोरॉन
Bahasa Melayu: Boron
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Bèng
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဘိုရွန်
Nāhuatl: Xacoiztatl
Nederlands: Boor (element)
नेपाली: बोरोन
नेपाल भाषा: बोरोन
日本語: ホウ素
Nordfriisk: Boor
norsk nynorsk: Grunnstoffet bor
Novial: Bore
occitan: Bòr
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ବୋରନ
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Bor (unsur)
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਬੋਰਾਨ
पालि: बोरोन
پنجابی: بورون
ភាសាខ្មែរ: បរ
Piemontèis: Bòr
Plattdüütsch: Bor (Element)
polski: Bor
português: Boro
română: Bor (element)
Runa Simi: Boru
русский: Бор (элемент)
संस्कृतम्: बोरान
Scots: Boron
Seeltersk: Bor
shqip: Bori
sicilianu: Boru
සිංහල: බෝරෝන්
slovenčina: Bór
slovenščina: Bor (element)
Soomaaliga: Booron
کوردی: بۆرۆن
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Bor (element)
Basa Sunda: Boron
suomi: Boori
svenska: Bor
Tagalog: Boron
தமிழ்: போரான்
татарча/tatarça: Бор (элемент)
తెలుగు: బోరాన్
ไทย: โบรอน
тоҷикӣ: Бор
Türkçe: Bor
українська: Бор
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: بور
vepsän kel’: Bor (himine element)
Tiếng Việt: Bo
文言:
Winaray: Boro
吴语:
Yorùbá: Bórọ̀nù
粵語:
中文:
Kabɩyɛ: Bɔrɩ