Boric Acid - Overview
Boric acid also known as orthydrogen boratehoboric acid and boracic acid is a chemical compound with formula B(OH)3. The physical properties of boric acid is colorless and has a transparent triclinic crystal structure or white granule or powder.
Boric acid is popularly used among fire jugglers and fire spinners dissolved in methanol to give a deep green flame.It is also used in India and across the world to dust down Carrom boards to decrease friction and increase speed of play. It is used in pyrotechnics to prevent the amide-forming reaction between aluminum and nitrates. A small amount of boric acid is added to the composition to neutralize alkaline amides that can react with the aluminum.
The Uses of Boric Acid
Boric Acid is used in fiberglass insulation, pharmaceutical and cosmetics, nutritional supplements, flame retardants, wood preservatives and past control and other applications. Besides, there is still much more about the use of this boric acid.
|IUPAC Name||Boric Acid|
|Molecular Weight||61.83 g/mol|
|Synonyms||Boric acid; Boracic acid; Hydrigen borate; Orthoboric acid|
|pH||5.2 (1% sol. at 20°C)|
|Vapor Pressure||Not available|
|Vapor Density||Not available|
|Boiling Point||Not available|
|Decomposition Temperature||Not available|
|Solubility||4.9g / 100g water at 20°C|
|Specific Gravity/Density||1.44 (water=1)|