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Lithium Foil 99.9% Purity (LI000260)

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Description

Lithium is a soft, silver metal, and is the first member of the alkali group of metals. It is the lightest of all metals and, whilst resembling sodium chemically, it is less active. As is the case for other alkali group elements, it is obtained by the electrolysis of the fused halides.


The abundance of lithium in the earth's crust is 20 ppm. Lithium reacts slowly in water and in air where it eventually forms a black coating of oxide. This means that this metal tends to be stored under oil to prevent deterioration.

This material data has been provided by Matmatch.

All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
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Properties

General

PropertyTemperatureValue

Density

23.0 °C

0.53 g/cm³

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Mechanical

PropertyTemperatureValue

Elastic modulus

23.0 °C

4.91 GPa

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Hardness, Vickers

23.0 °C

5 [-]

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Poisson's ratio

23.0 °C

0.36 [-]

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Thermal

PropertyTemperatureValue

Boiling point

1342 °C

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Coefficient of thermal expansion

100.0 °C

5.6E-5 1/K

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Latent heat of evaporation

19600 J/g

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Latent heat of fusion

422 J/g

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Melting point

180.5 °C

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Specific heat capacity

23.0 °C

3560 J/(kg·K)

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Thermal conductivity

100.0 °C

84.8 W/(m·K)

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Electrical

PropertyTemperatureValueComment

Electrical resistivity

23.0 °C

9.29E-8 Ω·m

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Temperature coefficient of resistance

23.0 °C

4.35E-3 1/K

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Thermal electromotive force

23.0 °C

1.82 mV

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cold 0°C - hot 100°C

Chemical properties

PropertyValue

Aluminium

5E-4 %

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Calcium

1E-3 %

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Chlorine

4E-3 %

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Iron

5E-3 %

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Lithium

balance

Nitrogen

4E-3 %

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Potassium

6E-3 %

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Silicon

1E-3 %

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Sodium

8E-3 %

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Technological properties

Property
Application areas

Lithium and its compounds find applications in the manufacture of glass and ceramics.