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Lithium- Element properties, occurrence, applications and facts

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Lithium- Element properties, occurrence, applications and facts

Post  bejoy on Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:55 am

Lithium is a soft, alkali metal with silvery-white appearance. It has atomic number 3 and is of group 1 of block s. Lithium got its name from Greek word “Lithos”, meaning stone. Lithium is symbolised as Li. Lithium is the first member of alkali metal family.

Properties:

Physical:

Lithium is a soft and silvery element.

Melting point of lithium: 180.54 degree Celsius and Boiling point: 1335 degree Celsius.

Lithium has low density of 0.534gm per cubic centimetre.

Lithium has hardness of 0.6 on Mohs scale, this shows that the metal can be scratched from fingernails.
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