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What is the Structure of orthoboric acid ?

structure of orthoboric acid

Orthoboric acid contains triangular BO33- units. In the solid, the B(OH)3 units are hydrogen bonded together into two−dimensional sheets with almost hexagonal symmetry. The layers are quite a large distance apart and thus the crystal breaks quite easily into very fine particles. Check out Chemistry Formulas and NCERT Solutions for class 11 Chemistry prepared by Physics Wallah. 

 

The following image showing detail structure of orthoboric acid

Orthoboric acid

Uses of Boric acid

  • Boric acid is used in the manufacture of enamels and pottery glazes.

  • Boric acid is used in medicines as an eye wash.

  • Boric acid is used for making borosilicate glass.

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