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why is the boric acid is monobasic acid??

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2 years, 4 months ago

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Boron in Boric Acid is an electron deficient atom , right ?

Actually there are many definitions of an acid . Now we must realise that Boric Acid is a Lewis acid .

When it's added to water , water acts as a Lewis Base .

Now we come to know that the H+ ion is actually not released by Boric Acid but by water.

P.S. I have to go for an exam right now . I'll provide you with the full chemical equation when I return :) Azhaghu Roopesh M · 2 years, 4 months ago

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@Azhaghu Roopesh M Okay I'll continue from here boric acid when added in water, breaks the H-OH bond of water and accepts the \(OH^{-}\) ion leaving only 1 \(H^{+}\) ion in the solution :) Krishna Sharma · 2 years, 4 months ago

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@Krishna Sharma Thanks Krishna \(\ddot\smile\) .

Here's the Chemical Equation @Pritee Patel

\[ H_{3}BO_{3} + H_{2}O \longrightarrow B(OH)_{4}^{-} + H^{+}\]

Since only one \(H^{+}\) can be released by a water molecule, Boric Acid is a monobasic acid .

I hope I was clear \(\ddot\smile\) Azhaghu Roopesh M · 2 years, 4 months ago

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