Lithium bromide

Lithium bromide
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IUPAC name
Lithium bromide
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard100.028.582
EC Number231-439-8
RTECS numberOJ5755000
Molar mass86.845(3) g/mol
AppearanceWhite solid
Density3.464 g/cm3
Melting point 552 °C (1,026 °F; 825 K)
Boiling point 1,265 °C (2,309 °F; 1,538 K)
143 g/100 mL (0 °C)
166.7 g/100 mL (20 °C)
266 g/100 mL (100 °C)
Solubilitysoluble in methanol, ethanol, ether, acetone
slightly soluble in pyridine
−34.7·10−6 cm3/mol
51.88 J/mol K
66.9 J/mol K
-350.3 kJ/mol
-338.9 kJ/mol
-157 kJ/mol
GHS pictogramsThe exclamation-mark pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
GHS signal wordWarning
H315, H317, H319[1]
NFPA 704
Flash pointNot-flammable
Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):
1800 mg/kg (oral, rat)[2]
Related compounds
Other anions
Lithium fluoride
Lithium chloride
Lithium iodide
Other cations
Sodium bromide
Potassium bromide
Rubidium bromide
Caesium bromide
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Lithium bromide (LiBr) is a chemical compound of lithium and bromine. Its extreme hygroscopic character makes LiBr useful as a desiccant in certain air conditioning systems.[3]

Production and properties

LiBr is prepared by treatment of lithium carbonate with hydrobromic acid. The salt forms several crystalline hydrates, unlike the other alkali metal bromides.[4] The anhydrous salt forms cubic crystals similar to common salt (sodium chloride).

Lithium hydroxide and hydrobromic acid (aqueous solution of hydrogen bromide) will precipitate lithium bromide in the presence of water.

LiOH + HBr → LiBr + H2O
Other Languages
bosanski: Litij-bromid
čeština: Bromid lithný
Deutsch: Lithiumbromid
Bahasa Indonesia: Litium bromida
Bahasa Melayu: Litium bromida
Nederlands: Lithiumbromide
polski: Bromek litu
português: Brometo de lítio
русский: Бромид лития
slovenčina: Bromid lítny
српски / srpski: Litijum bromid
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Litijum bromid
Türkçe: Lityum bromür
Tiếng Việt: Liti bromua
中文: 溴化锂