Facts about Lithium
Facts about Lithium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Lithium
The Element Lithium is defined as...
A soft, silvery, highly reactive metallic element that is used as a heat transfer medium, in thermo-nuclear weapons, and in various alloys, ceramics, and optical forms of glass.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Lithium
What are the origins of the word Lithium ?
Lithium comes from the Greek word lithos which means "stone".
Facts about the Classification of the Element Lithium
Lithium is classified as an "Alkali Metal" and located in Group 1 elements of the Periodic Table. An Element classified as an Alkali Metal is a very reactive metal that does not occur freely in nature. Alkali metals are soft, malleable, ductile, and are good conductors of heat and electricity.
Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Lithium
Lithium was discovered by Johann Arfvedson in 1817 when he was analyzing minerals from the island of Uto in Sweden. The element was isolated by W.T. Brande and Sir Humphrey Davy.
Occurrence of the element Lithium in the Atmosphere
Lithium is widely distributed but does not occur in nature in its free form. It forms a minor part of almost all igneous rocks.Found in many natural brines
Common Uses of Lithium
Lithium orotate, carbonate, polymer & bromide
Lithium ion battery
The Properties of the Element Lithium
Name of Element : Lithium
Symbol of Element : Li
Atomic Number of Lithium : 3
Atomic Mass: 6.941 amu
Melting Point: 180.54 °C - 453.69 °K
Boiling Point: 1347.0 °C - 1620.15 °K
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 0.53 g/cm3
Color of Lithium : silver
The element Lithium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Lithium on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Lithium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Lithium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Lithium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Argon - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Lithium element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Lithium was discovered by Johann Arfvedson in 1817 when he was analyzing minerals from the island of Uto in Sweden. The element was isolated by W.T. Brande and Sir Humphrey Davy. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Lithium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Lithium
Information Facts about the Lithium Element