Boron.001.pngBoron


Atomic Number: 5


Protons: 5

Electrons: 5

Neutrons: 6

Average Atomic Mass: 10.811 amu

Isotopes: Boron-11, Boron-10, Boron-8, Boron-9, Boron-12, Boron-13

Discovery: Boron was by Sir Humphrey Davy, Joseph-Louis Gay-Lussac, L.J. Thanard in 1808 in England.

Origin of Name: From the Arabic word "buraq" and the Persian word "burah"

Uses: Boron is used to make lightweight airplane parts, green fireworks, and in rocket fuel.

Interesting Facts: Boron is used in rocket fuel.

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