By - Michael Shaw
Discovered by Brazilian scientist José Bonifácio near the end of the 18th century.
Batteries, helping with mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder & depression
Single valence shell, metal, standard state is 298
No biology in humans, but has an effect on the body for treating depression
Four minerals that contain lithium are spodumene, lepidolite, petalite, and amblygonite
Floats on water, metallic, same characteristics more common alkali metals, sodium and potassium
Burns white. Does not occur free in nature. Pure lithium is highly corrosive. The lightest of the metals