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Lithium Rod

MATERIAL OVERVIEW

Characteristics: Very soft silvery metal. Mohs hardness 0.6. Viscosity of liquid lithium less than water, heat capacity about the same as water. Reacts exothermally with nitrogen in moist air at room temperature. High electrical conductivity. Soluble in liquid ammonia.

Hazards: Ignites in air near melting point. Dangerous fire and explosion risk when exposed to water, nitrogen, acids or oxidizing agents. Extinguish fires with chemical only. Lithium ion is toxic to central nervous system.

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GENERAL PROPERTIES

Symbol:

Li

Atomic Number:

3

Atomic Weight:

6.941

Density:

0.534 gm/cc

Melting Point:

180.54 oC

Boiling Point:

1342 oC

Thermal Conductivity:

0.848 W/cm/K @ 298.2 K

Electrical Resistivity:

8.55 microhm-cm @ 0 oC

Electronegativity:

1.0 Paulings

Specific Heat:

0.85 Cal/g/K @ 25 oC

Heat of Vaporization:

32.48 K-Cal/gm atom at 1342 oC

Heat of Fusion:

1.10 Cal/gm mole

ALKALI METALS VIDEO CLIPS

 
 
 
 
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Alkali Metals

TYPICAL ANALYSES - Impurities in ppm

Material / Purity:

3N8

Na 30
Ca 100
Fe <10
Si 20
Cl <10
K 25
N <200

LITHIUM ROD

Material

Purity

Lithium Rod 0.50” Diameter x 6.5" Long, 1/4 pound can under dry argon     3N8
Lithium Rod 0.50" Diameter x 3.25" Long, 1/4 pound can under dry argon    camera1 3N8
Lithium Rod 0.50" Diameter x 3.25" Long, 1/4 pound can under dry argon, Foil Wrapped             camera1  camera1  camera1 3N8

Rod is sold in a ¼ pound can under dry argon. Single rods can also be purchased. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a quote or additional information.

LITHIUM WIRE

Material

 Purity

Lithium Wire 0.125" Diameter, with a light coating of oil, packaged in a sealed can under dry argon  3N8

Wire is spooled to order and sold by the foot. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a quote or additional information.

LITHIUM COMPOUNDS

Material

Purity

Lithium Bromide, LiBr  msds1
2N8
Lithium Carbonate, Li2COmsds1
2N5, 5N
Lithium Chloride, LiCl  msds1 2N8
Lithium Cobaltite, LiCoO2  msds1 2N
Lithium Fluoride, LiF, 3-6mm Pieces  msds1 3N
Lithium Fluoride, LiF, -325 Mesh  msds1 3N
Lithium Iodate, LiIOmsds1
3N
Lithium Metaborate, LiBO2  msds1
2N
Lithium Molybdate, Li2MoO4  msds1
2N
Lithium Niobate, LiNbO3, -325 Mesh  msds1
3N
Lithium Titanate, Li2TiO3, -200 Mesh  msds1
3N

Compounds are packaged to order and sold by the gram or kilogram. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional specifications or custom requirements.

 

Material Safety Data Sheet - MSDS

Lithium MSDS

Technical Data Sheets
Lithium – Safe Handling
Understanding Mesh Sizes