Frequently Asked Question about Lithium Carbonate
What is Lithium Carbonate?
Lithium Carbonate is the insoluble inorganic salt of lithium that has huge industrial and medical applications. It is synthesized on a global scale to serve as a precursor for critical lithium-based compounds such as in lithium-ion batteries.
What is Lithium Carbonate used for?
- Lithium Carbonate serves as the key precursor to produce compounds required in lithium-ion batteries – cathodes and electrolytes.
- It improves electrolyte conductivity.
- Lithium Carbonate glass is used for ovenware.
- It is used in low- and high-fire ceramic glaze.
- It is used in the construction industry for rapidly-setting cement.
- Its adhesive properties are used for tiles.
- It is also used for the red color in fireworks.
- It is utilized in the production of lithium bromide, a refrigerant.
- It is used in the treatment of mania by psychiatrists.
- Pharmaceutical companies use to make drugs.
What is the Chemical Formula of Lithium Carbonate?
Is Lithium Carbonate harmful to life?
Lithium Carbonate does exist on the special health hazard substance lists. It can have both short and long-term effects on human health.
Where is Lithium Carbonate found? What does Lithium Carbonate look like?
Lithium Carbonate is synthetically produced from lithium salts and soda/potash reactions. The finished product is produced after salt purification.
It is a light white powder with no smell.
Lithium Carbonate at Camachem
What are the Hazardous Effects of Lithium Carbonate?
- Though Lithium Carbonate is used in the medical industry to treat bipolar disorders, it does have some acute and chronic effects.
- It causes skin and eyes irritation. Long-term exposure can lead to skin allergy that only requires a small amount of Lithium Carbonate to trigger itching and rashes.
- Inhaling the compound leads to nose and throat irritation but may also lead to pulmonary edema.
- It could lead to diarrhea, headache, abdominal pain, muscle twitching and weakness, loss of balance and vision, vomiting, seizures, and even coma.
- Long-term exposure can be a reproductive hazard in humans as it may be a teratogen.
- With long-term exposure, there’s a possibility of damaging heart function, the thyroid gland, and kidneys.
What are precautionary measures necessary to be taken to handle Lithium Carbonate?
- Chemical processes involving the compound must be done in an enclosed environment.
- Standard ventilation must be functioning to control airborne hazardous effects.
- Handlers must wash hands and clothes afterward.
- Handlers must wear certified protective gear.
- It must be stored in a tightly-closed container and should be kept from contact with aluminum, zinc, and copper.
- Handlers must not sweep in the clean-up process. Instead, they should use the wet method or a vacuum.
- Handlers must know that Lithium Carbonate is not compatible with strong acids.
- It must be kept away from fluorine as it is a violent reactor with Lithium Carbonate.
- Handlers must follow standard or local guidelines when handling mass spillage.
What will happen if Lithium Carbonate is heated?
If you heat Lithium Carbonate, it results in lithium oxide, and carbon dioxide. The chemical could also ignite easily combustible materials.
Is Lithium Carbonate a soluble compound?
Lithium Carbonate is considered insoluble in water as it has very slight solubility. It is completely insoluble in alcohols but soluble in dilute acids.
Packaged Lithium Carbonate at Camachem
Where can I buy Lithium Carbonate?
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How much does Lithium Carbonate cost?
At Camachem, Lithium Carbonate has a FOB rate of 1000 USD for 1 ton.
What is the PH of Lithium Carbonate?
The pH is 11.3.
Is Lithium Carbonate an Electrolyte compound?
Yes. It is also used as a solid electrolyte.
Can Lithium Carbonate go down the drain?
No, Lithium Carbonate might have to be treated as hazardous waste. Thus standard disposal guidelines must be ensured.
Is Lithium Carbonate Acidic or Basic?
Lithium Carbonate is basic. It has a pH of 11.3.
What is the difference between Lithium Carbonate and Lithium Citrate?
Both compounds are used in medicine to treat bipolar disorder. However, where Lithium Carbonate comes in tablets, lithium citrate comes in liquid form.