Question

H3BO3 is:

Solution

Correct option is

Monobasic acid and weak lewis acid

 

Central boron atom in H3BO3 is electron deficient, therefore it accepts a pair of electron, hence it is weak Lewis acid. There is no d-orbital of suitable energy in boron atom. So, it can accommodate only one additional electron pair in its outermost shell. Thus, H3BO3 is a monobasic weak Lewis acid.   

  

Base     acid 

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

Q1

 

  

How can this reaction is made to proceed in forward direction?

Q2

Borax is used as a cleansing agent because on dissolving in water, it gives: