1808 Boron

The book of science

Tom Sharp

London, ParisHumphry Davy, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, Louis Jacques Thénard elements Boron


Atomic number 5


Boron is a key element in high-temperature superconductors, thermal-shock-resistant glass for baking dishes and measuring cups, and an essential nutrient for plants and animals.

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  • Boron,” Elementymology & Elements Multidict, by Peter van der Krogt