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What is Boric Acid?

Boric acid is chemically H3 BO3. In other words, it is boron mixed with hydrogen and oxygen. It is a naturally occurring element that is in either a clear crystalline solid that is soluble in water or it can also be in a dry powder form.

Typically, boric acid is mined in Nevada and California.

Boric acid is known for two things. It is a great antiseptic and it is deadly to insects. That makes boric acid great for insect control and also for medical reasons.

Boric acid is also used for some unique purposes. It is used as a flame retardant and also to make the toy silly putty.


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