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Lithium Carbonate Properties

Lithium Carbonate

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Description

 

Lithium carbonate is a chemical compound of lithium, carbon, and oxygen. It is widely used in the processing of metal oxides and has received attention for its use in psychiatry. It is an important industrial chemical. It forms low-melting fluxes with silica and other materials. It is a common ingredient in both low-fire and high-fire ceramic glaze. Cement sets more rapidly when prepared with lithium carbonate, and is useful for tile adhesives. It is used as an active material of carbon dioxide sensors. It is also used in the manufacture of most lithium-ion battery cathodes, which are made of lithium cobalt oxide.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White powder
Boiling Point 1310 °C
CAS Number 554-13-2
Density 2.11 g/cm3
EINECS Number 209-062-5
IUPAC Name Lithium Carbonate
InChI 1S/CH2O3.2Li/c2-1(3)4;;/h(H2,2,3,4);;/q;2*+1/p-2
InChIKey XGZVUEUWXADBQD-UHFFFAOYSA-L
Main Hazards Irritant
Melting Point 723 °C
Molar Mass 73.891 g/mol
Molecular Formula Li2CO3
Other_Cations Sodium Carbonate;Potassium Carbonate;Rubidium Carbonate;Caesium Carbonate
RTECS Number OJ5800000
Refractive 1.428
Solubility 13.2 g/l
Synonyms Dilithium Carbonate;Carbolith;Cibalith-S;Duralith;Eskalith;Lithane;Lithizine;Lithobid;Lithonate;Lithotabs Priadel;Zabuyelite