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Question

Explain what happens when boric acid is heated.

Solution 1

On heating orthoboric acid (H3BO3) at 370 K or above, it changes to metaboric acid (HBO2). On further heating, this yields boric oxide B2O3.

Solution 2

On heating boric acid above 370 K, it forms metaboric acid, HB02 which on further heating yields boric oxide B2O3.

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 NCERT Solution for Chemistry Textbook for Class 11 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 11: The p-Block Elements
Q: 6 | Page no. 323
Solution Explain What Happens When Boric Acid is Heated. Concept: Some Important Compounds of Boron.
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