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Dictionary of Metal Terminology

Dictionary of Metal Terminology

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(Chemical Symbol B)- Element No. 5 of the periodic system. Atomic weight 10.82. It is gray in color,
ignites at about 1112°F. and burns with a brilliant green flame, but its melting point in a non-oxidizing
atmosphere is about 4000°F. Boron is used in steel in minute quantities for one purpose only - to
increase the hardenability as in case hardening and to increase strength and hardness penetration.

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