Does Boron occur in a free state? A. No B. Yes C. Sometimes D.

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Does Boron occur in a free state?

A. No

B. Yes

C. Sometimes

D. May not be

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Origin of the question is p-Block Elements in section p-Block Elements of Chemistry – Class 11

The correct answer is A. No

The best explanation: Boron does not occur in a free state, it occurs in the form of some compounds like borax, Kernite, orthoboric acid. Elemental Boron can be obtained through many methods like the reduction of boric for oxide with highly electropositive metals or by the reaction of Boron halides with hydrogen.