Lithium fluoride

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Description

A fine, white powder used as a welding and soldering flux. Lithium fluoride is also used in the manufacture of ceramic glazes, enamels, and glass. Lithium fluoride prisms were used in dispersive infrared spectrophotometers.

Chemical structure

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Other Properties

Soluble in acids. Insoluble in ethanol.

Composition LiF
CAS 7789-24-4
Melting Point 848
Density 2.640
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 25.94
Boiling Point 1681

Hazards and Safety

Corrosive to skin, eyes and membranes.

Fisher Scientific: MSDS

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 5557