Boric acid

Preparation of Boric Acid

BACKGROUND Boric acid occurs naturally in volcanic jets of steam. The crude boric acid crystallises on cooling. Commercially boric acid is prepared from sodium borate.1 Boric acid is prepared by treating borax with nitric acid and nitric acid is chosen over hydrochloric acid because sodium nitrate is more readily soluble than sodium chloride, and sulphuric acid … Read more