In 1808, Sir Humphrey Davy discovered barium, boron, calcium and magnesium. According to Jefferson Lab, he also discovered potassium and sodium in 1807. While he discovered boron with other scientists, such as Joseph-Lou... More »

Titanium was discovered in a stream by an amateur geologist named Reverend William Gregor in the city of Cornwall, England, in 1791. The titanium element was discovered in the form of a black, magnetic sand that visually... More » Science Earth Science Geology

Boron was discovered in 1808 in both France and Great Britain. The chemists Joseph-Louis Gay-Lussac and Louis-Jaques Thénard isolated boron in their laboratory in France. Around the same time, Sir Humphry Davy was isolat... More »

Three scientists independently discovered the element boron in 1808: Sir Humphrey Davy in London and Joseph Gay-Lussac and L. J. Thénard in Paris. Davy produced boron by combining potassium and boric acid in a chamber fi... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

Boron is atomic number 5 on the periodic table of elements, which means it has five protons and five electrons. More than 99 percent of natural boron exists as the isotopes boron-10 and boron-11, which means boron usuall... More »

The element boron belongs to the earth metal family of elements, which is also called the boron group. In addition to boron, this family includes aluminum, gallium, indium, thallium and ununtrium. Families consists of gr... More »

Chloride, magnesium, sodium, sulfate, calcium, bicarbonate and potassium are the most abundant ions in sea water. These ions form the bulk of seawater, while oxygen and water form the remaining portion. The ionic makeup ... More »