Associations to the word «Lithium»

Wiktionary

LITHIUM, noun. (uncountable) The simplest alkali metal, the lightest solid element, and the third lightest chemical element (symbol Li) with an atomic number of 3.
LITHIUM, noun. (pharmaceutical drug) (uncountable) Lithium carbonate or other preparations of lithium metal used to treat manic depression and bipolar disorders.
LITHIUM, noun. A lithium battery.
LITHIUM, proper noun. A village in Missouri.
LITHIUM ACETATE, noun. (chemistry) the lithium salt of acetic acid; used as a buffer in electrophoresis
LITHIUM ALUMINIUM HYDRIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) LiAlH4, a powerful reducing agent with many applications in organic chemistry; contains the aluminohydride anion AlH4-.
LITHIUM ALUMINOHYDRIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) The compound lithium aluminium hydride.
LITHIUM ALUMINUM HYDRIDE, noun. Alternative spelling of lithium aluminium hydride
LITHIUM AMIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) The lithium salt of ammonia LiNH2
LITHIUM BATTERY, noun. Any of a group of electrical batteries that have a lithium anode; used in many portable electronic devices
LITHIUM BOROHYDRIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) The strong reducing agent LiBH4
LITHIUM BROMIDE, noun. (chemistry) the lithium salt of hydrobromic acid, LiBr, sometimes used as a desiccant
LITHIUM CARBONATE, noun. (chemistry) The lithium salt of carbonic acid, Li2CO3, used in the manufacture of glass and ceramics, and medically, in the treatment of bipolar disorder.
LITHIUM CHLORIDE, noun. (chemistry) the lithium salt of hydrochloric acid, LiCl, used in the electrolytic production of lithium metal, and as a flux
LITHIUM CITRATE, noun. (chemistry) the lithium salt of citric acid, sometimes used in the treatment of bipolar disorder
LITHIUM DEUTERIDE, noun. (chemistry) a form of lithium hydride in which the normal hydrogen is replaced with deuterium; used in thermonuclear weapons
LITHIUM DIISOPROPYLAMIDE, noun. (chemistry) A strong base, used in organic chemistry to synthesise carbanions.
LITHIUM ECONOMY, noun. A post-carbon economy, based on lithium fuel cells for the generation of power
LITHIUM FLUORIDE, noun. (chemistry) a salt that may be prepared by the action of hydrofluoric acid on many lithium compounds, and occurs naturally as griceite; its crystals are used in optical instruments, and in radiation dosimetry (based on its radiothermoluminescence)
LITHIUM HEXAFLUOROPHOSPHATE, noun. (inorganic compound) The salt LiPF6 that is used as an electrolyte in lithium batteries
LITHIUM HYDRIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) LiH, a gray solid that reacts violently with water, and can ignite spontaneously in air; it has a number of industrial applications, and is used in the manufacture of lithium aluminium hydride.
LITHIUM HYDROXIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) An alkali, LiOH, used in gas-purification systems in spacecraft, submarines etc, and in the preparation of lithium soap.
LITHIUM IODIDE, noun. (chemistry) the lithium salt of hydriodic acid, HI
LITHIUM ION BATTERY, noun. A form of rechargeable battery used in many consumer electronics devices
LITHIUM METABORATE, noun. (inorganic compound) The salt LiBO2
LITHIUM NIOBATE, noun. (chemistry) the lithium salt of niobic acid, LiNbO3, whose transparent crystals are used lasers and other optical devices
LITHIUM NITRATE, noun. (chemistry) the lithium salt of nitric acid, LiNO3, used in fireworks and flares
LITHIUM NITRIDE, noun. (chemistry) A binary compound of lithium and nitrogen, Li3N.
LITHIUM OROTATE, noun. (chemistry) the lithium salt of orotic acid, used medicinally in a similar manner to lithium carbonate
LITHIUM OXIDE, noun. (chemistry) a white, powdered alkali, Li2O, used in the manufacture of glass and ceramics
LITHIUM PERCHLORATE, noun. (chemistry) The lithium salt of perchloric acid, LiClO4 used as a source of oxygen in portable generators, and as an electrolyte in lithium batteries.
LITHIUM PEROXIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) The compound Li2O2 that is used to remove carbon dioxide from air and replace it with oxygen
LITHIUM SOAP, noun. (chemistry) any lithium salt of a fatty acid, made by the reaction of fat with lithium hydroxide; used in the manufacture of lubricating greases
LITHIUM STEARATE, noun. (chemistry) the lithium salt of stearic acid; a lithium soap made from tallow
LITHIUM SULFATE, noun. (chemistry) the lithium salt of sulfuric acid, Li2SO4; used in the treatment of manic depression etc
LITHIUM SULFIDE, noun. (chemistry) a binary compound of lithium and sulfur, Li2S, sometimes used in lithium batteries
LITHIUM SULPHATE, noun. Alternative spelling of lithium sulfate
LITHIUM SULPHIDE, noun. Alternative spelling of lithium sulfide
LITHIUM TANTALATE, noun. (chemistry) the lithium salt of tantalic acid, LiTaO3, whose crystalline form is piezoelectric and pyroelectric and is used in optical devices

Dictionary definition

LITHIUM, noun. A soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal group; the lightest metal known; occurs in several minerals.

Wise words

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