Siteseen Logo

Boron Properties


"The Atom"

What are  the Properties of Boron? Definition of Boron
What is the definition of Boron? In a general overview of the element we can at first describe Boron as a solid. It exists as a dark brown to black amorphous powder or as an extremely hard, jet-black to silver-gray, brittle, lustrous, metal-like element. It is never found free in nature and is extracted chiefly from kernite and borax. Pure boron can form as a result of chemical reactions.

The Physical and Chemical Properties are the characteristics of a substance, like Boron, which distinguishes it from any other substance.  Most common substances exist as States of Matter as solids, liquids, gases and plasma. Refer to the article on Boron for additional information and facts about this substance.

Boron Properties - What are the Physical Properties of Boron?
What are the Physical Properties of Boron? The Physical properties of Boron are the characteristics that can be observed without changing the substance into another substance. Physical properties are usually those that can be observed using our senses such as color, luster, freezing point, boiling point, melting point, density, hardness and odor. Boron is allotropic and exists as a powder or a metal-like substance. Its color ranges from a dark brown to black powder or a jet-black to silver-gray metal-like element. Its crystalline form is very hard, lustrous, but brittle. All forms of boron have very high melting points. Boron is a good electrical conductor at high temperatures and a poor conductor at low temperatures.

Boron Properties - What are the Chemical Properties of Boron?
What are the Chemical Properties of Boron? They are the characteristics that determine how it will react with other substances or change from one substance to another. The better we know the nature of the substance the better we are able to understand it. Chemical properties are only observable during a chemical reaction. Reactions to substances may be brought about by changes brought about by burning, rusting, heating, exploding, tarnishing etc. The chemical reactivity of boron depends on its form. The crystalline form is far less reactive than the powder form. The powder is oxidized slowly in air at room temperature and ignites spontaneously at high temperatures to form an oxide. The crystalline form is oxidized only very slowly, even at higher temperatures. Boron forms compounds with oxygen, hydrogen, the halogens, nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon.

Site Index
Physical Properties
States of Matter
Boron Element
Periodic Table

Privacy Statement

Cookie Policy

2017 Siteseen Ltd