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Lithium Carbide

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

Li2C2

MDL Number:

N/A

EC No.:

213-980-1

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(2N) 99% Lithium Carbide
LI-C-02
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(3N) 99.9% Lithium Carbide
LI-C-03
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(4N) 99.99% Lithium Carbide
LI-C-04
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(5N) 99.999% Lithium Carbide
LI-C-05
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Lithium Carbide Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C2Li2
Molecular Weight 37.9
Appearance solid
Melting Point > 550°C (1022 °F)
Boiling Point N/A
Density 1.30 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 38.032009
Monoisotopic Mass 38.032009

Lithium Carbide Health & Safety Information

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Transport Information N/A
MSDS / SDS

About Lithium Carbide

Lithium Carbide is available in numerous forms and custom shapes including Ingot, foil, rod, plate and sputtering target. High purity forms also include Carbide powder, submicron powder and nanoscale, single crystal or polycrystalline forms. Carbides are compounds in which the anion is one or more carbon atoms. Most metals form carbide compounds, though not all: Indium and Gallium, for example, do not. Like diamond, a pure carbon substance, carbide compounds tend to be extremely hard, refractory and resistant to wear, corrosion and heat, making them excellent candidates for coatings for drills and other tools. They often have other valuable properties in combination with toughness, such as electrical conductivity, low thermal expansion and abrasiveness. Metallic carbide materials are marketed under the trade name AE Carbides. Lithium Carbide is generally immediately available in most volumes. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Lithium Carbide Synonyms

Dilithium acetylide; Lithium dicarbon; Lithium percarbide; Ethyne-1, 2-diylbislithium; 1, 2-Dilithioacetylene; Ethynylenebislithium; Dilithioacetylene

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Li2C2
MDL Number N/A
EC No. 213-980-1
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
Pubchem CID 6093417
IUPAC Name Lithium carbide
SMILES [Li+].[Li+].[C-]#[C-]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/C2-C.2Li/c1-2;;/q-2;2*+1
InchI Key ARNWQMJQALNBBV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements

Lithium Bohr ModelSee more Lithium products. Lithium (atomic symbol: Li, atomic number: 3) is a Block S, Group 1, Period 2 element with an atomic weight of 6.94. The number of electrons in each of Lithium's shells is [2, 1] and its electron configuration is [He] 2s1. The lithium atom has a radius of 152 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 181 pm. Lithium was discovered by Johann Arvedson in 1817 and first isolated by William Thomas Brande in 1821. The origin of the name Lithium comes from the Greek wordlithose which means "stone." Lithium is a member of the alkali group of metals. It has the highest specific heat and electrochemical potential of any element on the period table and the lowest density of any elements that are solid at room temperature. Elemental LithiumCompared to other metals, it has one of the lowest boiling points. In its elemental form, lithium is soft enough to cut with a knife its silvery white appearance quickly darkens when exposed to air. Because of its high reactivity, elemental lithium does not occur in nature. Lithium is the key component of lithium-ion battery technology, which is becoming increasingly more prevalent in electronics.

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