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What does the symbol B stand for in the periodic table?

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barbie94288 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 8, 2008 at 1:41 PM via web

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What does the symbol B stand for in the periodic table?

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dymatsuoka | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 8, 2008 at 2:22 PM (Answer #1)

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The symbol "B" on the periodic table stands for Boron.

Boron is a Group 13 element whose properties place it on the border between metals and nonmetals.  It is a semiconductor, and chemically it is closer to silicon than to aluminum, gallium, indium, and thallium.

The most common sources of boron are tourmaline, borax, and kernite.  Boron is used to produce the color green in pyrotechnics and flares.  It is also used as an ignition source in rockets, and also in nuclear reactors as radiation shields and neutron detectors.  Boron filaments are often used in the aerospace industry because of their light weight and great strength.

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted April 8, 2008 at 11:56 PM (Answer #2)

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Boron, which is number 5 on the chart, is identified by the letter B. It is a naturally occurring element that is found in sedimentary rocks, coal, shale, and some soils. The most common use of boron is in boric acid, which is used as a natural pesticide and can be used to treat fungal infections. The commercial name for boric acid is "borax," which can be used in detergents. (I have used borax to kill fleas in carpets; some people prefer it because it is not as harmful to children or pets as other pesticides are.)

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andree | Elementary School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 29, 2008 at 9:34 PM (Answer #3)

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The symbol B stands for Boron. 

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Yojana_Thapa | TA , Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted January 27, 2014 at 1:10 AM (Answer #5)

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Boron

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parama9000 | TA , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted January 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM (Answer #6)

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Boron, no. 5

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Chantelm | TA , Grade 10 | Salutatorian

Posted January 28, 2014 at 11:21 PM (Answer #7)

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B stands for Boron located in  Group 13 period 5 . Fun fact: slime is made from this

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karlalicious | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted January 30, 2014 at 1:06 AM (Answer #8)

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What does the symbol B stand for in the periodic table?

***Boron***

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atyourservice | TA , Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted March 23, 2014 at 5:31 PM (Answer #9)

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It stand for Boron which is the 5th element on the periodic table and has 5 electrons (3 valence electrons)

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zumba96 | TA , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted May 17, 2014 at 10:27 PM (Answer #10)

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It stands for Boron which is in group 13 and borders between metals and nonmetals and causes green colors within fire

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acompanioninthetardis | TA , Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted May 28, 2014 at 1:35 AM (Answer #11)

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B is boron on the periodic table of elements.

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