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Lewis Dot of Boric Acid

B(OH)3, H3BO3


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Boron will not form an octet, which is why this does not occur extensively in nature.

From- Boric acid, is a weak acid often used as an antiseptic, insecticide, flame retardant, in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate of uranium, and as a precursor of other chemical compounds. It exists in the form of colorless crystals or a white powder and dissolves in water. It has the chemical formula H3BO3, sometimes written B(OH)3. When occurring as a mineral, it is called sassolite.




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