The Boron Family is represented by Group 3A of the periodic table.
Although boron is at the top of Group 3A, it does not represent the general properties of the group because it is sole metalloid.
Concept #1: The Boron Family
The periodic trends of Group 3A are harder to predict as a result of the inclusion of d and f electrons as we move down the group. These irregularities as a result impact the chemical properties of elements.
Concept #2: Boron Family Chemistry