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Is lithium carbonate the same as lithium used in batteries?

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May 22, 2007 5:05AM

Yes. All lithium is the same: the element lithium (Li). Lithium carbonate itself is not typically used in batteries however. You can have lithium metal (neutral) or lithium ions (positively charged). Lithium carbonate is composed of lithium ions, and there are actually both lithium ions and lithium metal in batteries.