LITHIUM OXIDE - (12057-24-8)

Introduction

Name: lithium oxide
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 12057-24-8
Chemical Formula: Li2O
Molar Mass: 29.8814 g
Mass Percent: Li 46.456 %; O 53.543 % 

Classification

• inorganic

Uses/Function

• "Basic oxides such as La2O3 and mixtures like Li2O (5% by weight) - MgO have important potential as catalysts in the oxidative coupling of methane." 1

Bonding

Bonding: ionic
Ionic Character: 74.55 %

Thermochemistry

ΔHf° (s): -143.1 kcal/mol 2 = -598.73 kJ/mol
S° (s): 9.06 cal/(mol•K) 3 = 37.91 J/(mol•K)
ΔGf° (s): -134.3 kcal/mol 4 = -561.91 kJ/mol

For More Information

Sources

(1) - (a) Swaddle, T.W. Inorganic Chemistry; Academic Press: San Diego, 1997; p 123. (b) Lunsford, J.H. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 34, 970-980 (1995).
(2) - Dean, John A. Lange's Handbook of Chemistry, 12th ed.; McGraw-Hill Book Company: New York, NY, 1979; p 9:4-9:94.
(3) - Dean, John A. Lange's Handbook of Chemistry, 12th ed.; McGraw-Hill Book Company: New York, NY, 1979; p 9:4-9:94.
(4) - Dean, John A. Lange's Handbook of Chemistry, 12th ed.; McGraw-Hill Book Company: New York, NY, 1979; p 9:4-9:94.