Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Boron (B) & Facts, Color, Uses ...

Size of things changes depending on the coefficient of thermal expansion. It's even the case for Boron. Ok, so what is the coefficient of thermal expansion for an atom of B?

Note: Learn more about the coefficient of thermal expansion here.

In the case of Boron this thermal coefficient is 4.7 10^-6 K^-1. By the way, did you know there are cool facts about Boron that most don't know? Check this...

Boron Data

Boron Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

4.7 10^-6 K^-1

Atomic Number


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Used with titanium & tungsten to make heat resistant alloys for jets & rockets.

Atomic Mass


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Obtained from kernite, a kind of borax (Na2B4O7.10H2O). High purity boron is produced by electrolysis of molten potassium fluroborate and potassium chloride (KCl).


Hard, brittle, lustrous black semimetal. Exists in the earth's crust at an average proportion of about 10 parts per million.

Atomic Symbol



Discovered By: Sir H. Davy, J.L. Gay-Lussac, L.J. Thénard
Year: 1808
Location: England/France

State at 20 °C


Name Origin

From Arabic and Persian words for borax.

Want to learn more details and data about Boron (B)? Check my Elements Comprehensive List.


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