Boron will not form an octet, which is why this does not
occur extensively in nature.
From-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boric_acid-Boric acid, is a weakacidoften
used as anantiseptic,insecticide,flame
retardant, in nuclear power plants to control the fission rate ofuranium,
and as a precursor of other chemical compounds. It exists in the form of
colorless crystals or a white powder and dissolves inwater.
It has thechemical formulaH3BO3,
sometimes written B(OH)3. When occurring
as amineral, it is calledsassolite.