What contains boric acid?

Answer Boric acid was first manmade in 1702 when Wilhelm Homberg mixed a chemical called borax with several different mineral acids and water. When the water evaporated, boric acid crystals were left beh... Read More »

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Is boric acid a Lewis acid?

Yes. A Lewis acid is an electron pair acceptor. The boron atom in boric acid, B(OH)3, has an empty shell, able to accept a fourth electron pair. For example, it can accept oxygen's electrons in an ... Read More »

Is boric acid a polyprotic acid?

Boric acid is not a polyprotic acid. Polyprotic acids contain multiple hydrogen protons and fully disassociate (dissolve) in a water solution. Sulfuric acid is a type of polyprotic acid. In contras... Read More »

What is the chemical name for boric acid?

Boric acid is often called boracic or orthoboric acid. Chemical names are a far bigger issue with organics that require strung-out names to convey proper chemical structure. Boric acid leaves no co... Read More »

What is boric acid good for?

Boric acid is a common compound in nature. It is most frequently derived from rocks found in salt lake beds in deserts. Boric acid has numerous uses and has been used by man for centuries.HistoryTh... Read More »