BORON, a semi-metallic element, exhibits some properties of metal as well as of non-metal. It is dark, amorphous and unreactive solid in its elemental form. It occurs abundantly in the borax ore. The metallic form of boran is hard and a bad conductor in room temperatures. It is never found free in nature. Crystalline boron exists in many polymorphs. Boron is also similar to carbon because of its capability of forming stable covalent bonded molecular networks.
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