Boron Group (Periodic Table)

Boron Group

The boron group (also known as the triels) in the periodic table includes the six chemical elements of group 13: boron (B), aluminium (Al), gallium (Ga), indium (In), thallium (Tl), and nihonium (Nh). These elements have three valence electrons.

Boron is the lightest element in the boron group. In this group, boron is a metalloid, while other elements (excluding nihonium) are post-transition metals.

group
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
period
1
1
H
2
He
2
3
Li
4
Be
5
B
6
C
7
N
8
O
9
F
10
Ne
3
11
Na
12
Mg
13
Al
14
Si
15
P
16
S
17
Cl
18
Ar
4
19
K
20
Ca
21
Sc
22
Ti
23
V
24
Cr
25
Mn
26
Fe
27
Co
28
Ni
29
Cu
30
Zn
31
Ga
32
Ge
33
As
34
Se
35
Br
36
Kr
5
37
Rb
38
Sr
39
Y
40
Zr
41
Nb
42
Mo
43
Tc
44
Ru
45
Rh
46
Pd
47
Ag
48
Cd
49
In
50
Sn
51
Sb
52
Te
53
I
54
Xe
6
55
Cs
56
Ba
72
Hf
73
Ta
74
W
75
Re
76
Os
77
Ir
78
Pt
79
Au
80
Hg
81
Tl
82
Pb
83
Bi
84
Po
85
At
86
Rn
7
87
Fr
88
Ra
104
Rf
105
Db
106
Sg
107
Bh
108
Hs
109
Mt
110
Ds
111
Rg
112
Cn
113
Nh
114
Fl
115
Mc
116
Lv
117
Ts
118
Og
57
La
58
Ce
59
Pr
60
Nd
61
Pm
62
Sm
63
Eu
64
Gd
65
Tb
66
Dy
67
Ho
68
Er
69
Tm
70
Yb
71
Lu
89
Ac
90
Th
91
Pa
92
U
93
Np
94
Pu
95
Am
96
Cm
97
Bk
98
Cf
99
Es
100
Fm
101
Md
102
No
103
Lr
– boron group

FAQs on Boron Group

‣ What is the other name of boron family?

The boron family in the periodic table is also known as the boron group or group 13 elements.
‣ Why is boron family called icosagens?

The elements of the boron family form icosahedral structures, so the boron family is also known as icosagens.
‣ Why is group 13 called the boron group?

The boron (B) is the first element in group 13, so group 13 is known as the boron group.
‣ How many boron group are there?

There is only one boron group located in group 13 of the periodic table.
‣ Where is the boron group on the periodic table?

The boron group is on the left side of the carbon family in the periodic table.
‣ Is the boron group metal or nonmetal?

Except for boron (B) and nihonium (Nh), all elements in the boron group are metals.

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