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Lithium fluoride

  • Page ID
    80906
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    • Molecular formula: FLi
    • Molar mass: 25.939
    • CAS Registry Number: 7789-24-4
    • Appearance: Lithium fluoride, 98+%; Lithium fluoride, 99.85% (metals basis); Lithium fluoride, ultra dry, 99.99% (metals basis); Lithium fluoride, Optical Grade, 99.5+%; Lithium fluoride, 98.5%; Lithium fluoride, 99.98% (metals basis); Lithium fluoride, Puratronic®, 99.99% (metals basis); Lithium fluoride, 98+%; Lithium fluoride, 99.85% (metals basis); Lithium fluoride, ultra dry, 99.99% (metals basis); Lithium fluoride, Optical Grade, 99.5+%; Lithium fluoride, 98.5%; Lithium fluoride, 99.98% (metals basis); Lithium fluoride, Puratronic®, 99.99% (metals basis); colourless crystals or powder
    • Melting point: 870 °C
    • Boiling point: 1676 °C
    • Solubility: Soluble in water and in acids
    • Safety sheet: Not available
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    From Wikipedia

    Lithium fluoride is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula LiF. It is a colorless solid, that transitions to white with decreasing crystal size. Although odorless, lithium fluoride has a bitter-saline taste. Its structure is analogous to that of sodium chloride, but it is much less soluble in water. It is mainly used as a component of molten salts. Formation of LiF releases one of the highest energy per mass of reactants, only second to that of BeO.

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    Other names

    Lithium fluoride (IUPAC Name); Lithium fluoride (LiF); Lithium monofluoride