Lithium (Li) Element's Properties and Facts

Element Name : Lithium Lithium
Symbol : Li
Presence in:
1. 70 kg Person : 7 mg
2. Body : 0.0000031 %
3. Earth Crust : 0.0017 %
4. Earth Ocean : 0.000018 %
5. Universe : 0.0000006 %
Properties:
1. Atomic Number : 3
2. Atomic Weight : 6.941
3. Group : 1
4. Period : 2
5. Block : s
6. Density : 0.535 g/cm3
7. Melting Point : 453.69 K
8. Boiling Point : 1615 K
9. Electron Form : 1s2 2s1
10. State of matter : Solid
11. Color : When cut, it possesses a silvery-white color that quickly changes to gray due to oxidation.
Other Facts:
1. Area of Presence in Body : Tissues
2. Existence in type of Foods : All kinds of dairy products, sugarcane, seaweed, potatoes, lemons and eggs
3. Diseases : Patient may experience slight nausea, stomach cramps, diarrhea, thirstiness, muscle weakness, and may feel tired, dazed, or sleepy.
4. Health Uses : Lithium could be used safely and effectively to treat psychiatric disorders and serious mental illness.
5. Adult consumption / day : less than 800 mg
6. Children consumption / day : Nil
7. Natural Form : Lithium does not occur free in nature, but is found combined in small amounts in nearly all igneous rocks and in the waters of many mineral springs. Lepidolite, spodumene, petalite and amblygonite are the more important minerals containing lithium.
8. Other Forms : Nil
9. Source Place : Large deposits of spodumene are recovered from brines of lakes in California and Nevada, and solid deposits are found in North Carolina.
10. Common Uses : Lithium has the highest specific heat capacity of any solid element and therefore used in many heat transfer applications.
 

Elements in the Human Body

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57 - 71
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89 - 103
Lanthanide
Actinide
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