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CAS Number: 7439-93-2
Formula: Li
Density: 0.534 g/mL
Boiling and Freezing Point: 1317°C, 180.5°C
Solubility: Water and Acids
Synonyms: Alkali Metal
Shelf Life: 36 Months

Note: The chemical specifications for some items on this product page may differ from the specifications listed above. For more information, consult the Safety Data Sheet or contact your Ward's representative.

Caution: Caution:This product is designed for educational and teaching laboratories, and no certificate of analysis is available. Hazard Info: this product is flammable and explosive when wet.



Item # Description Grade Size Chemical/Physical Specifications Unit Availability Price Quantity
470301-387 Lithium
Hazardous Product
Laboratory 25 g Metal Each (25g) Retrieving Restricted
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This disposal method is published for your convenience. You MUST have checked with your federal, state, and local regulations before using this method and these methods are only applicable for small laboratory sized quantities.

Use a lab apron, chemical resistant gloves and goggles before following the below method to dispose of hazardous waste.

 1. Add several pieces of sodium or lithium (no more than 25 g) to a 500-mL beaker. The metal should be covered in mineral oil to prevent a reaction with the air. The beaker should be placed in a fume hood.
 2. Slowly add ethyl alcohol to the metal. Anhydrous ethyl alcohol is recommended as opposed to 95% ethyl alcohol. Add at a rate that allows for a slow evolution of hydrogen gas. Stir the reaction mixture until all of the metal has dissolved.
 3. Once all the metal has reacted, water can be added in a volume equal to the amount of ethyl alcohol present.
 4. Neutralize the solution with dilute hydrochloric acid to a pH of about 7.
 5. Pour the final solution down the drain with at least a 20-fold excess of water.


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