Explain the nature of boric acid as a Lewis acid in water.

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Boric acid is a weak monobasic acid that acts as a Lewis acid as it accepts electrons from a hydroxyl ion. Boric acid accepts OH^{-} and then the formation of hydroxyl ion.

B(OH)_{3} + 2H_{2}O\rightarrow [B(OH)_{4}]^{-} + H_{3}O^{+}

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