Boron with atomic number 5 is small but powerful - and has amazing properties. Its many unusual bonding and coordination situations lead to beautiful, highly symmetrical structures such as the icosahedron.
To the article about boron on the Fascination Chemistry website
How a boron compound gave a popular detergent its name and some other information about boron is shown in a video from the Periodic Videos series.
Why does a chemistry professor fall in love with the element boron? Christof Niemeyer describes this in the ChemistryViews series " In My Element": Boron
The 13th group of the periodic table is also called the boron group after its lightest element. This group includes the elements boron, aluminum, gallium, indium , thallium and nihonium, which was only recently confirmed as element 113.
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Photo: Crystals from EuB 6 (Photo: Murat Gürsoy, Martin Bitsch).
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