Lithium metal 99.9% ampule 0.5g

Lithium.JPG
Lithium.JPG

Lithium metal 99.9% ampule 0.5g

42.00

Lithium takes the record as the lightest of all metals at just 0.5g per cubic centimeter. That's half the weight of water which means, of course, that it could float on water just as wood. Quite unlike wood, however, lithium does not at all like floating on water. The metal is reactive enough in air that it tarnishes to black before your eyes. In water though it fizzes, boils then catches on fire and explodes!

Since lithium is so reactive it is very difficult to keep it in its oxide-free elemental state. It is so reactive, in fact, that when molten it can even attack glass which is impervious to every other element on the periodic table except fluorine. The easiest and most practical way to do so is to store it in argon-filled ampoules - the integrity of the glass being maintained only because the pieces within were solidified prior to being glassed in.

CAS 7439-93-2

Quantity:
Add To Cart