Metal and Alloys
What is lithium carbonate?
Asked in Elements and Compounds
What is the formula of lithium hydrogen carbonate?
Is lithium carbonate the same as lithium used in batteries?
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.