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I was reading my school text book and in the segment related to the reactivity of group 13 elements with acids and alkalis it was written: Boron does not react with acids and alkalis even at moderate temperatures Earlier it said that it is weakly acidic so I attributed that to it's non reactivity with acids but I can't seem to find any reason why it doesn't react with bases.

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  • $\begingroup$ I was more interested in the reason but thanks $\endgroup$ Nov 13 '20 at 5:44
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    $\begingroup$ That's not the way life works. Negative assertions don't require explanations; positive do. Why didn't Donald Trump climb Mount Everest? Er, well... $\endgroup$ Nov 13 '20 at 6:29
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    $\begingroup$ Ok ok i got your point XD, but i can't say that if a question is asked about it $\endgroup$ Nov 13 '20 at 8:18
  • $\begingroup$ Crystalline boron is quite similar to diamond. I doubt you'd ask the same about it? $\endgroup$
    – Mithoron
    Nov 23 '20 at 16:35