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Borate

Similar term(s): borax, colemanite, ulexite.

Definition:

In the environment, boron is present in the form of borate, combined with oxygen and other elements. Borates are salts or esters of boric acid. They are widely found in nature, and are present in oceans, sedimentary rocks, coal, shale and soils.

Source: GreenFacts

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Commercially important borates include: borax, boric acid, sodium perborate, and the minerals ulexite, and colemanite.

For more information on borate minerals see: Mineral Gallery The Borates Subclass  The Borates Subclass

Related words:

Borax - Boron - Compound(s)

Translation(s):

Español: Borato
Français: Borate

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