American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A soft, brown, amorphous or crystalline nonmetallic element, extracted chiefly from kernite and borax and used in flares, propellant mixtures, nuclear reactor control elements, abrasives, and hard metallic alloys. Atomic number 5; atomic weight 10.811; melting point 2,300°C; sublimation point 2,550°C; specific gravity (crystal) 2.34; valence 3. See Table at element.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Chemical symbol, B; atomic weight, 11. A chemical element belonging to the group of non-metals. Two allotropic forms of this element are known, one a brown, amorphous powder, slightly soluble in water, the other (adamantine boron) crystalline, and with a luster and hardness inferior only to that of the diamond. In all its compounds boron appears to be trivalent. It does not occur in nature in the free state, but some of its compounds are well-known articles of commerce. It is prepared by heating boric acid at a high temperature with some powerful reducing agent, such as potassium or aluminium. Its oxygen acid, horacic acid, and the soda salt, borax, are extensively used in the arts.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A nonmetallic element occurring abundantly in borax. It is reduced with difficulty to the free state, when it can be obtained in several different forms; viz., as a substance of a deep olive color, in a semimetallic form, and in colorless quadratic crystals similar to the diamond in hardness and other properties. It occurs in nature also in boracite, datolite, tourmaline, and some other minerals. Atomic number 5. Atomic weight 10.81. Symbol B.
- From stem of borax + -on ("ending used to form names of substances") (Wiktionary)
- bor(ax)1 + (carb)on. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“My partner: Group 13 of the period table is called the boron group.”
“a radioactivity characterized by the emission of positive or negative electrons in boron and magnesium, by bombardment with alpha rays.”
“Meantime, St. Louis-based Senoret Chemical Co. is expanding its line of Terro brand ant - and bug-bait products using a mineral containing the element boron, which is generally considered low in toxicity to humans and animals.”
“Derived from boron, which is found in rocks, soil and water.”
“Aside from obvious fruit vitamins like vitamin C , apple juice also contains the mineral nutrient boron, which is thought to promote healthy bones.”
“Aside from obvious fruit vitamins like vitamin C, apple juice also contains the mineral nutrient boron, which is thought to promote healthy bones.”
“Dr. Lipscomb's research involved developing X-ray diffraction techniques, usually used as a tool in physics, that allowed to him to map the connection of the atoms in an important but puzzling group of compounds called boron hydrides.”
“Suzuki swapped out the zinc for a boron, which is even less reactive.”
“In the current work, the researchers have found that the dopants in a silicon nanowire, namely boron and phorphorus, do not stay where they are expected, but drift to the surface of the nanowire where they become partially inactive and can no longer contribute to the electrical conductivity.”
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