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Lithium at room temperature is body-centered cubic with 2 atoms per unit cell. The lattice constant for lithium metal is 3.51004 ± 0.00041 Å at 25°C. The theoretical density is 533 kg m–3 and the Li—Li bond distance for coordination number 8 is 3.0398 Å.1

SMILES: [Li]InChI: InChI=1/Li


1. Nadler, M. R., and C. P. Kempier. 1959. “Crystallographic Data 186. Lithium.” Analytical Chemistry, 1959, 31, 2109–2109.

December 24th, 2009

Posted In: Chemistry, Crystallography, Group 1 elements


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