LITHIUM, YOUR REACTIVE BABY ELEMENT

By SAM BEAL

ALL ABOUT YOUR BABY, LITHIUM

Lithium is an interesting baby to adopt. This metal's father (discovered her in 1817) Johann Arfvedson, named the element after the Greek word lithos meaning stone. Everything you could possibly find about her in a periodic table box is right here. The chemical symbol is Li, the atomic number is 3, the atomic mass is 6.941 amu, and obviously the element's name is Lithium! You can find Lithium in the 2nd period, the 1st group, this group is also known as the Alkali Metals. Some elements alike Lithium are Sodium, and Potassium. Lithium costs $300 to adopt (per pound). Lithium is NOT radioactive, melts at 356.922 degrees Fahrenheit, and boils at 2456.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
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WHAT LITHIUM LIKES (USED IN)

Lithium is an element that is used in many ways and varying items. These uses include a medicine for people with bipolar depression, batteries, Lithium grease, and ceramics.

WHAT LITHIUM IS LIKE (PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS)

Lithium is a soft, silvery-white element. Lithium, and interestingly enough smells like a rotten egg (so don't talk about it!!!). Lithium is an Alkali Metal which means it is very reactive and reacts with other elements by losing one Electron. Lithium is a solid metal element, with 7 isotopes.

fun facts!

Lithium is obtained by passing electric charge through melted Lithium Chlorine Spodumene. Lithium is believed to have been most abundantly created by the big bang. Lithium is so reactive that it is never found in it's isolated form, unless separated in a lab.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Works Cited

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"Chemistry: Foundations and Applications." Chemistry: Foundations and Applications. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 June 2015.

"The Periodic Table." Periodic Table of Elements and Chemistry. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 June 2015.


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