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boric acid

 [bor´ik]
a mild acid used as a buffer. It was formerly used as a household antiseptic for treating minor irritations of the skin and eyes. Because the powder is highly poisonous when taken internally, and since other antiseptics are more effective, boric acid is no longer recommended. Boric acid ointment (for external use only) occasionally helps in cases of mild skin irritations and keeps gauze dressing from sticking to a wound. It is also used as a pesticide to kill ants and cockroaches.

bo·ric ac·id

(bō'rik as'id),
A weak acid, used as an antiseptic dusting powder, in saturated solution as a collyrium, and with glycerin in aphthae and stomatitis.
Synonym(s): boracic acid

boric acid

n.
A water-soluble white or colorless crystalline compound, H3BO3, used as an antiseptic and preservative and in fireproofing compounds, cosmetics, ophthalmic solutions, cements, and enamels.

bo·ric ac·id

(bōr'ik as'id)
A weak acid, used as an antiseptic dusting powder, in saturated solution as a collyrium, and with glycerin in aphthae and stomatitis.

boric acid

A mildly antiseptic drug used externally as a constituent of various skin preparations.

bo·ric ac·id

(bōr'ik as'id)
A weak acid, used as an antiseptic dusting powder, in saturated solution as a collyrium, and with glycerin in cases of aphthae and stomatitis.
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The selectivity value of the reverse osmosis membrane according to borate and polyborate ions is significantly higher than for boric acid, since the dimensions of the latter are close to the dimensions of water molecules (Fig.
The highest efficiency of membrane concentration of boric acid is observed with respect to its hydrated forms.
10,0 >1.0 potassium) Chlorides mg/[dm.sup.3] 0,1 >0.10 Ammonia mg/[dm.sup.3] [greater than or -- equal to] 5,0 Boric acid g/[dm.sup.3] 0,5.20,0 -- Corrosion mg/[dm.sup.3] [less than or -- Products equal to] 0,05 pH -- -- 6.5 Volume -activity Bq/[m.sup.3] -- 7.4[10.sup.3] Quality of boron-containing waters Index Concentrate Sodium (lithium, <1.0 potassium) Chlorides <0.15 Ammonia -- Boric acid (16 ...