- 6.3: Borides
- The non-metallic nature of boron means that it makes a number of binary compounds with elements more electropositive than itself (i.e., metals). These compounds are called, borides, and some are also formed with metalloid elements as well (e.g., arsenic). In this regard, borides may be considered similar to carbides, silicides, and some phosphides.
Thumbnail: Crystals of 99.999% gallium. (CC-SA-BY 3.0; Foobar)