Periodic Table of the Elements: Lithium

Name: Lithium
Symbol: Li
Atomic Number: 3
Atomic Mass: 6.939
Atomic Volume: 12.94 cc/mol
Discovered By: Artvedson
Discovery Date: 1817
Origin of Name: Lithium (Greek) - Lithos (stone)
Toxicity: Not toxic. Compounds are not toxic. Lithium hydroxide acts on an organism in the same way as all alkalis. See sodium .
Summary: Lithium is the lightest of the metals, and would float on water. However, lithium reacts with water to form lithium hydroxide. Li is not found free in nature.


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HHe
LiBeBCNOFNe
NaMgAlSiPSClAr
KCaScTiVCrMnFeCoNiCuZnGaGeAsSeBrKr
RbSrYZrNbMoTcRuRhPdAgCdInSnSbTeIXe
CsBaLaCePrNdPmSmEuGdTbDyHoErTmYbLuHfTaWReOsIrPtAuHgTlPbBiPoAtRn
FrRaAcThPaUNpPuAmCmBkCfEsFmMdNoLr

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