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How many bonds/compounds does the element boron have and can have?

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link-from-the... | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted February 8, 2012 at 1:48 AM via web

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How many bonds/compounds does the element boron have and can have?

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ndnordic | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted February 8, 2012 at 5:57 AM (Answer #1)

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Boron (B) is the fifth element in the periodic table. It has two electrons in the first energy level and three electrons in the second energy level.

The electrons in the second energy level are called valence electrons and can form bonds with other elements to make compounds.

Because there are only three valence electrons Boron forms three bonds with other elements.

An example is BH3, boron trihydride.  BF3, boron triflouride, is another example.

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted June 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM (Answer #2)

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Boron can form three bonds because it is the 5th element on the periodic table therefore it has 3 valence electrons which can be used to bond.

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givingiswinning | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted July 31, 2014 at 11:47 PM (Answer #3)

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Boron can form three bonds 

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taangerine | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted August 15, 2014 at 11:43 PM (Answer #4)

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The electron boron can form 3 bonds. 

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