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Boron Prezi!!

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Brooke Valtman

on 13 February 2013

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Boron Boron's symbol is B! Boron's atomic number is 5! Its mass is 11! It has 6 neutrons and 5 protons and electrons. Boron is nonmetallic. It is not found in nature, it has to be chemically extracted! Uses: Laundry detergent Cosmetics fireworks bulletproof vests fire retardants fertilizers Health Benefits: And It can strengthen bones by absorbing calcium and magnesium! Fun Facts! History! It was first discovered in 1808 by a french chemists named joseph L. Gay-Lussac and L.J Thenard and independently by Sir Humphry Davy in London. Gay-Lussac and Thenard reacted boric acid with magnesium to yield boron. Davy reacted boric acid with potassium and hydrogen and he got a powdery substance. But this was only 60% pure. In 1909, American chemist Ezekiel Weintraub was able to produce 99% pure boron by reacting boron halides with hydrogen.
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