What is Boron Used For?

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What is Boron B? Boron A chemical element with symbol B, and an atomic # 5.
It is the lightest element of the boron family and can form covalent bond to make compounds like boric acid, sodium borate, and superhard crystals, boron carbide, and boron trioxide.

Boron and its uses
Both crystalline boron as well as boron oxide can be hardened. The first is used to make drill bits and cutting tools. The latter can be used for artificial gem making.

Boron is the “vitamin to metal materials”. When mixed with boron, it can replace molybdenum and chromium in steelmaking. It has superior mechanical properties and strength. A few parts per million (or less) of boron can improve the conductivity in copper and aluminum.

Ceramic based on metal Boride is used for high temperature bearings, high voltage electrodes and electrical contacts.

Simple boron is an efficient neutron absorber for the atomic energy sector. Boron fluoride is used in the manufacture of counters for nuclear reactors. Boron fluoride and aluminum alloy are combined to make neutron shielding materials. Borane is a rocket fuel for the space industry. Triethylboron is a rocket propellant.

Ndfeb magnetic materials are used to make computer drives, motors in office automation equipment and video cameras, video recorders and audio speakers.

Boron carbonide, and Boron nitride are two options for making ceramics. They can also be used in aerospace and automotive manufacturing, as well processing gems, bearings as well as cutting tools, bearings as well sandblasting and nozzles. Zinc borate is a fiber insulation material that can be used to prevent fire, bleaching or mordant.

Boron is essential to plant growth, flowering, fruiting. Without boron, it will be difficult to form leguminous, or rhizobia. Flax, hemp, alfalfa, and other crops won’t grow, including beet root disease, cotton bolls, and sunflower withered. In addition, boron can also be an essential element in the human bone structure. A proper intake can lower blood lipids, inflammation, anticoagulation and anti-tumor. This can help to reduce the incidence of prostate carcinoma.

Boron can also be split into crystalline boron or amorphous.

Differences in Crystalline Boron and Amorphous Boron
Crystalline Boron
Crystalline Boron is a delicate, shiny, dark quasi-metal. Amorphous boron can be described as a brownish powder.

Crystal boron is a black-gray, hard metal with a high hardness. It is used in place of diamond to make cutting tools and drills. Although it conducts electricity poorly, its conductivity rises with increasing temperature. This difference is different from a metal conductor.
Crystalline Boron is stable at room temperatures and can only react to fluorine. It reacts with other non-metallic elements such as nitrogen, oxygen and chlorine at high temperatures.

Amorphous Boron
Amorphous boron, which is quite active, slow oxidizes slowly in air and almost reacts to most metal elements at high heat to form nonintegral borides.
Amorphous boron is a valuable energy material, used as a solid fuel in composite solid propulsion. Boron, which has a calorific values more than twice those of carbon, nearly twice that that of aluminum, and almost three times that that of magensium, is about three times as calorific than hydrocarbon fuels. It is also slightly denser than aluminum. It is the best nonmetallic source of energy as it has the highest volume calorific value. Amorphous boron’s low ignition temperature is due to its large specific surface and irregular shape.

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