Q. 54.3( 39 Votes )

Is boric acid a protic acid? Explain.

Answer :

Boric acid is a weak monobasic acid which behaves as a Lewis acid. So, it is not a protic acid.

B(OH)3 + 2HOH [B(OH)4]- + H3O +


It behaves as an acid by accepting a pair of electrons from OH ion.


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