Why is lithium unusual?
Lithium is unusual because it is the metal with the lowest density (or it is simply the lightest metal). In addition, it is an alkali metal.
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It is a metal- the lightest of all metals, and extremely reactive. The discovery of lithium is attributed to Johan A. Arfvedson, who identified it in 1817 while analysing th…e mineral petalite. Although discovered in 1817, it was 1855 when Sir Humphrey Davy and William Thomas Brande isolated it through the electrolysis of lithium chloride.
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High purity lithium metal can be purchased from metal trading and chemical companies, including Strategic Metal Investments Ltd (www.strategic-metal.com). Standard purities …for lithium metal (battery grade) are around 99.8-99.9%.
A soft, silvery, highly reactive metallic element that is usedas a heat transfer medium, in thermonuclear weapons, and in variousalloys, ceramics, and optical forms of glass. …Atomic number 3;atomic weight 6.941; melting point 179Â°C; boiling point 1,317Â°C;specific gravity 0.534; valence 1. . ++++ Also now familiar in batteries, and medicinally.
First thing you can do with lithium is if you drop lithium in waterit will made hydrogen gas which is very flammable. Second if you light lithium on fire it will glow very br…ight almostas much as magnesium
One unusual property is the very low density of lithium, at 0.534g/cm 3 .Usually metals have high densities but lithium does not, which canbe attributed to the fact that lithi…um is a group I metal, and infact, the first group I metal. This means that lithium metal willactually float on water and on any hydrocarbon oil. It is lessdense than any liquid element and also the least dense of elementsthat are solids at room temperature.
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Lithium is a group 1 element, this causes it do be very reactive with substances such as water to the point where it has to be stored in oil. Lithium has many domestic uses su…ch as it is used in standard household batteries.
The Latin in turn derives from the Greek word for small stone . Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_the_Latin_word_'lithium'_mean#ixzz1d4c4h4ql
Li2o + h2o > 2li(oh)
This will depend on both the type and size of the lithium battery.Also some lithium battery types actually contain metallic lithiumsheets while others the lithium is only in t…he form of ions.
Lithium is an element. As such, it has no other substance in it, it is pure lithium. If you wished to analyse it further, you would have to break it down into subatomic partic…les.
It is a soft, silver-white metal belonging to the alkali metal group of chemical elements. . Lithium is a chemical element with symbol Li and atomic number 3. . It is the li…ghtest metal and the least dense solid element. . Lithium is highly reactive and flammable. For this reason, it is typically stored in mineral oil.
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