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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:

2N

3N

3N5

Ca 100 100 100
K 60 100 100
Cl 50 45 41
Cr <50 <30 20
Si <50 <30 20
Al <50 <30 20
Fe 10 10 10
Na 6000 300 50
Ni <50 30 20
Co <50 <30 20
Cu <50 <30 20

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

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LITHIUM COMPOUNDS

Material

Purity

Lithium Bromide,LiBr, -60 Mesh 2N8
Lithium Carbonate,Li2CO3, -100 Mesh 3N,4N, 5N
Lithium Chloride,LiCl, -60 Mesh 2N8
Lithium Fluoride,LiF, 1/4" to 1/8" Pieces 3N
Lithium Fluoride,LiF, -325 Mesh 3N
Lithium Hydroxide,LiOH-xH2O, -16 Mesh 3N
Lithium Hydroxide,LiOH, -16 Mesh 3N
Lithium Iodate,LiIO3, -80 Mesh 3N
Lithium Iodide,LiI-3H2O, -8 Mesh 2N5
Lithium Iodide,LiI, -100 Mesh 3N
Lithium Molybdate,Li2MoO4, -200 Mesh 3N
Lithium Niobate,LiNbO3, 1/2' Pieces by Down 4N
Lithium Niobate,LiNbO3, -200 Mesh 3N

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Material Safety Data Sheet - MSDS
Lithium MSDS
Technical Data Sheets
Lithium Fluoride Single Crystals – Cleaning
Lithium – Safe Handling
Understanding Mesh Sizes