This is a weak inorganic acid having multiple antiseptic properties and chemical formula for the compound could be written as H3BO3 with a molar mass 61.83 g/mol. The chemical structure of the compound is given as below where central boron atom is connected with three hydroxyl groups and able to create strong hydrogen building ahead. Because of crystalline structure of the compound, the parallel boric layer helps together to form hydrogen bonds in place.
The natural occurrence of the compound can be seen in volcanic areas and certain mineral rocks of borax. This is also available in fruits, plants, sea water in a limited quantity. The compound is crystalline with a density 1.435 g/mL and a melting point of 170.9 degree Celsius. The boiling point of the compound is measured as 300 degree Celsius.
The Lewis acid is monobasic and can be defined as the boric acid too. It can dissolve in water quickly and undergoes dehydration at high temperature conditions. The chemical compound is usually non-toxic and known well due to its antiseptic properties. Further, it can be used for treating acnes, in swimming pools, insecticides or pesticides etc.
The more uses of the molecule includes fiberglass manufacturing and preparing other popular chemicals too. This is available in LCD display class and the low concentration of the compound does not poses any toxicity. It could be dangerous when inhaled in a large quantity otherwise boric acid is not much hazardous to health.