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.
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
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