Boric acid is an acid because its molecule
(i) contains replaceable H^{+} ion
(ii) gives up a proton
(iii) accepts OH^{-} from water releasing proton
(iv) combines with proton from water molecule

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The answer is the option (iii) accepts OH^{-}from water releasing proton.

Boron has a small atomic size and only 6 electrons in the valence shell, B(OH)_{3}  releases a proton,  when it accepts electrons from OH^{-} ion ofH_{2}O.

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