|Origin of Name
||From the Greek word lithos, meaning stone
|Date and Place of Discovery
||In 1817 in Sweden
||Johan August Arfwedson
It accounts for only .0007% of the earth's crust.
It is the lightest of all metals.
It is a soft metal that can be cut with a common knife.
It is flammable and can be explosive.
It has a high heat capacity.
- Glass, ceramic and porcelain products
- Dry cell batteries
- Nuclear reactor coolants
- Alloy hardeners
- Pharmaceuticals, mostly to treat manic depressives
- Hydrogenating agents
- Heat transfer liquids
- Rocket propellants
- Deoxidizer in copper and copper alloys