Boric acid

Boric acid is a colourless or white crystalline solid at room temperature that is soluble in water. Boric acid is also called hydrogen borate, boracic acid, and orthoboric acid is a weak, monobasic Lewis acid of boron.


 Boric acid is used as a fireproofing agent for wood, as a preservative, and as an antiseptic. It is used in the manufacture of glass, pottery, enamels, glazes, cosmetics, cements, porcelain, leather, carpets, hats, soaps, artificial gems, and in tanning, printing, dyeing, painting, and photography.

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