It is the principal species in the borate deposits in the Atacama region of South America.
The former must be distinguished from the white pulverulent precipitate of borate of silver, which is thrown down from pure borax.
At a red heat the litharge and borate of lead are fused, and cause the adhesion of the platinum to the softened glass.
If turmeric paper be dipped into a solution of a borate, and then be dried at 100° C., it is turned to a peculiar red color.
A similar effect is produced by rubbing two lumps of borate of soda one against the other.
A small quantity of perfectly dry acetate of lead or borate of manganese in impalpable powder will hasten the drying of the ink.
The salts of potash, with the exception of the borate and the phosphate, color the flame of a rich violet hue.
borates thus made, melt generally by themselves; but admixed with borate of soda, they fuse much more readily, give a clear bead.
This boiling, however, is seldom needed, as the borate is soluble in HCl.
Phosphate and borate of lime produce a green flame which is only characteristic of their acids.
borate bo·rate (bôr'āt')
A salt or an ester of boric acid.