11th Class Chemistry The p-Block Elements-I

  • question_answer 4) Why is boric acid considered as a weak acid?


    Boric acid itself does not release hydrogen ions. When it reacts with water, it receives \[O{{H}^{-}}\] ions from water molecules to complete its octet and releases \[{{H}^{+}}\] ions. \[\underset{Orthoboric\,acid}{\mathop{B{{(OH)}_{3}}}}\,+2{{H}_{2}}O\to {{[B{{(OH)}_{4}}]}^{-}}+{{H}_{3}}{{O}^{-}}\]  

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