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What is the basicity of boric acid(h3bo3)?

Asked by dare devil, 21 Mar '10 01:46 pm
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Basicity of Boric acid:
Synonyms: ortho-Boric acid; boracic acid; Borofax, boric acid (H3BO3)
CAS No.: 10043-35-3
Molecular Weight: 61.83
Chemical Formula: H3BO3
Product Codes:
J.T. Baker: 0084, 0091, 0092, 2987, 4035, 5168, 5599, and 9820
Mallinckrodt: 1326, 1394, 2536, 2549, 2552, 7779, and 7794
APPEARANCE:
WHITE POWDER OR GRANULES. ...more
Answered by Josna, 21 Mar '10 02:26 pm

 
  
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Boric acid does not dissociate in aqueous solution, but is acidic due to its interaction with water molecules to form the tetrahydroxyborate ion:

B(OH)3 + H2O ------> [B(OH)4](-) + H(+) (Ka = 5.8x1010 mol/l; pKa = 9.24)

so it does not act as a proton donor but behaves as a lewis acid i.e. it accepts a pair of electrons from OH(-) ion...
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 21 Mar '10 02:44 pm

 
  
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Boric acid is a weak acid
Answered by sudesh, 12 Apr '10 07:00 am

 
  
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Basicity- 3
Answered by arun, 28 Mar '10 12:23 pm

 
  
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