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Lithium Carbonate 99+% Extra Pure
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Lithium carbonate is a chemical compound with the formula Li2CO3. It is a colorless salt with a density of 2.11, a molecular weight of 73.89 g/mol, widely used in the treatment of metal oxides.
Lithium carbonate is an important industrial compound in metallurgy, glassware and ceramics, in electrochemistry.
In particular, it is used with silica to form solder fluxes. Glasses produced with lithium carbonate are used to make furnaces. Specific glass and ceramic glazes are produced with lithium carbonate, rather than sodium or potassium carbonate.
Added to aluminum trifluoride AlF3, the lithium fluoride forms LiF which improves the properties of the electrolyte from which the aluminum is extracted. It is involved in the manufacture of most of the cathodes for lithium-ion batteries, which are made of cobalt dioxide and lithium LiCoO2.
Lithium carbonate can also be used as a carbon dioxide detector.
Empirical formula Li2CO3
Molar mass (M) 73.89 g/mol
Boiling point (bp) 1300 °C
Melting point (mp)720 °C
Solubility: 13 g/l (H2O, 20 °C)
H302 Harmful if swallowed.
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautions - prevention
P280 Wear protective gloves / eye protection.
Precautions - response
P305 + P351 + P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for a period of time
amount of minutes; remove contact lenses, if possible; keep rinsing.
P337 + P313 If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice / attention.