An element, medical drug, and a battery, trust me that's not a Li.
What is used to treat the manic episodes of manic depression, and help people with hallucinations, psychosis, grandiose delusions, or paranoid rage. Well lithium is an element on the periodic table and also a very important medical drug. However did you know that the atomic number of lithium is 3. The number 3 is important because the 3rd times a charm. Now we got 3 more compounds about lithium.
3 Lithium compounds and common uses
- Lithium carbonate is found in batteries. You can find them everywhere such as in laptops, cell phones, I Pods and more. They're so common because they're some of the most rechargeable batteries available.
- Lithium fluoride is mainly used in ceramics and glasses to attach or separate components.
- Lithium chloride takes moisture out of the air and is used in air conditioning.
- hmm conditioning, like a condition of lithium is that it has physical properties.
Lithium's Physical Properties
- Lithium in its unchanged form is an extremely soft, silvery-gray metallic element. It has a melting point of 180.54°C, boiling point of 1342°C. It is the lightest of the metals, with a density approximately half that of water.
- Now there are many differnt properties Physical properties, My property, your property and Chemical properties!
Lithium's Chemical Properties
Lithium reacts slowly with water at room temperature and faster at higher temperatures. It also reacts with most acids, giving off hydrogen gas. Lithium reacts with oxygen above 100°C to form lithium oxide.
Interesting Fact About Lithium
-Lithium's Atomic Number is 3.
3 what an odd number *rimshot*, would you look at that
we have 3 more important facts about the element lithium.
Lithium's Atomic Mass: 6.941 amu.
Lithium's Number of Protons/Electrons: 3.
"3" is a number, so is "4".
Lithium's Number of Neutrons: 4.
Now word "word" has 4 letters 4!!!! Now "Lithos" is a WORD in Greek which means stone, where lithium got its name from for it is a stone in its default form.
Stones, what can you use stones for, FIRES, and lithium can also make fires.
Lithium fires are difficult to put out. You can't use water as water will react with the lithium and could make the fire worse.
Water, lithium is so light it can float on water.
Speaking of "light" Lithium is a rare element found primarily in molten rock and saltwater in very "Light" amounts.
Also it is also the LIGHTest of the metals.
Metals, well metals are made of elements.
Along with hydrogen and helium, lithium was one of the three ELEMENTS produced in large quantities by the Big Bang.
Big Bang? Well if you ever drop an egg on the floor, at a distance where the egg will crack, it will make a "bang".
Therefore lithium relates to an egg, but which came first the chicken or the egg...