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Did you know that the name boron originated from the word Buraq, which means 'white' and is referred to the mineral borax in Arabic. The element symbol for Boron is B. The atomic number of Boron is 5. The atomic mass is 11. Boron is a metalloid, and metalloids have properties of both metals and non-metals, and are okay conductors of electricity. The density of Boron is 2.34 g/cm
. Boron will sink in water. There is 5 protons, 5 neutrons and 6 electrons.
Boron is used for heat resistant alloys. Boron was discovered by J.L. Gay-Lussac and L.J. Thenard in Paris, France, and Sit Humphry Davy in London, UK.
Figure 1: Boron in its natural form
Figure 2: A way Boron is used: For heat resisant alloys
Figure 3: A model of Boron as an atom; made by using play-doh
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