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Lithium hydride

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    • Molecular formula: HLi
    • Molar mass: 7.949
    • CAS Registry Number: 7580-67-8
    • Appearance: Lithium hydride, 99.4% (metals basis); Lithium hydride, 98%; Lithium hydride, 99.4% (metals basis); Lithium hydride, 98%
    • Melting point: 686 to 688
    • Boiling point: Not available
    • Solubility: Not available
    • Safety sheet: Not available
    • Spectra: Check on SDBS. Add Spectra (Help).

    From Wikipedia

    Lithium hydride is an inorganic compound with the formula LiH. This alkali metal hydride is a colorless solid, although commercial samples are grey. Characteristic of a salt-like, or ionic, hydride, it has a high melting point and is not soluble but reactive with all organic and protic solvents; it is soluble and non-reactive with certain molten salts such as lithium fluoride, lithium borohydride, and sodium hydride. With a molecular mass of slightly less than 8, it is the lightest ionic compound.

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    Other names

    Lithium hydride (IUPAC Name); hydride lithium; hydridolithium