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Boron

B

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Borosilicate is the main component in laboratory glassware and other heat-shock resistant glass, like Pyrex. Watch the video below to learn about how borosilicate glass is made!

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Symbol: B

Atomic Number: 5

Atomic Mass: 10.81 u

Electron Configuration: [He] 2s22p1 

Year Discovered: 1808

Discovered By: Louis-Josef Gay-Lussac and Louis-Jacques Thénard in Paris, France, and Humphry Davy in London, UK
Last Updated: 6/27/22