Lithium

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Description

In today's mobile world, lithium is best known for its application in the lithium-ion rechargeable battery, ubiquitous in every laptop, cell phone or tablet you are likely to run into. The lightest of all solid elements and the most reactive of all metals, lithium is important mainly because of its chemical properties and not its physical properties. It reacts slowly but violently with water to form Lithium hydroxide, so pure lithium cannot be exposed to ambient air for too long. However, its alloys with some transition metals are more stable and are used in specialized aircraft parts. Lithium's solubility in organic solvents and its reactivity are also used in the organic chemical synthesis industry.

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Properties

General

PropertyTemperatureValue

Density

20.0 °C

0.54 g/cm³

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Mechanical

PropertyTemperatureValue

Elastic modulus

20.0 °C

4.91 GPa

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Hardness, Brinell

20.0 °C

5 [-]

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Poisson's ratio

20.0 °C

0.36 [-]

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Tensile strength

20.0 °C

15 MPa

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Thermal

PropertyTemperatureValue

Melting point

180.54 °C

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Specific heat capacity

20.0 °C

3560 J/(kg·K)

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Thermal conductivity

20.0 °C

84.8 W/(m·K)

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Electrical

PropertyTemperatureValue

Electrical resistivity

20.0 °C

9.29E-8 Ω·m

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