lithium carbonate


: a crystalline salt Li2CO3 used in the glass and ceramic industries and in medicine especially in the treatment of bipolar disorder

Examples of lithium carbonate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first phase will put out 22,000 tons of lithium carbonate powder and about 175,000 tons of boric acid per year. Christopher Helman, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 To do this, the shuttle's air is filtered through canisters filled with lithium hydroxide (LiOH), which attaches to carbon dioxide molecules to form lithium carbonate crystals (Li2CO3), thus sequestering the toxic carbon dioxide. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, 1 Feb. 2023 The price of lithium carbonate—a raw material in batteries—fell 70% this year, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence data shows. Yusuf Khan, WSJ, 28 Dec. 2023 Stocked with ingredients like nickel oxide and lithium carbonate, the facility, called the A-Lab, is designed to make new and interesting materials, especially ones that might be useful for future battery designs. Gregory Barber, WIRED, 29 Nov. 2023 It was shipped to a processing facility and successfully converted into lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide that can be used in commercial batteries, the company said in a news release. Aaron Gettinger,, 21 Nov. 2023 To provide examples, a 2017 United States Geological Survey report on critical mineral resources noted that lithium carbonate is commonly produced from brine when reacted with sodium carbonate. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Aug. 2023 Prices for lithium carbonate in China, for example, have almost tripled from a year ago, according to S&P Global Commodity Insights. Jacky Wong, WSJ, 21 Oct. 2022 Lithium demand has been soaring, with prices for lithium carbonate rising by over 4x over the past 12 months. Trefis Team, Forbes, 29 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lithium carbonate was in 1869

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“Lithium carbonate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

lithium carbonate

: a crystalline salt Li2CO3 used in the glass and ceramic industries and in medicine in the treatment of mania and hypomania in bipolar disorder
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