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Boric acid is an acid because its molecule:


A
accepts OH from water releasing proton
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B
combines with proton from water molecule
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C
contains replaceable H+ ion
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D
gives up a proton
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Solution

The correct option is A accepts $$OH^-$$ from water releasing proton
Boric acid is an acid because its molecule accepts $$OH^{-}$$ from water releasing proton.The reaction is as follows:
$$B(OH)_3+H_2O\rightleftharpoons [B(OH)_4]^{-}+H^{+}$$
Hence, option A is correct.

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