Lithium was discovered in 1817 by Arfvedson.
Lithium is found in small amounts in nearly all igneous rocks and the waters of many mineral springs.
Minerals that contain Lithium include lepidolite, petalite and amblygonite.
Lithium compounds are used in air conditioning, storage batteries and all-purpose high temperature lubricants.
- Atomic Number: 3
- Atomic Weight: 6.94
- Melting Point: 180.54
- Boiling Point: 1317
- Specific Gravity: 0.534
- Valences: 1
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