Boron

5
B
10.811(7)

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Boron is used in Tennis Rackets

Properties

Symbol Name Atomic Number Atomic Weight Group Number
B boron 5 10.811 (7) 13

Description

Standard State: solid at 298 K
Color: black 

Sir Humphrey Davy, Gay-Lussac and Thenard discovered boron in 1808, despite the foreknowledge of many boron compounds before their discovery. This element is not naturally free in nature, but occurs as orthoboric acid in certain volcano springs.  Some research has linked boron compounds with the treatment of arthritis.  .