lithium carbonate


Definition of 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 country will need 500,000 metric tons of lithium carbonate equivalent by 2030, according to research by RK Equity, a New York firm that advises investors on lithium. Matt Mcfarland, CNN, 10 May 2021 While producing 66,000 tons a year of battery-grade lithium carbonate, the mine may cause groundwater contamination with metals including antimony and arsenic, according to federal documents. New York Times, 6 May 2021 The company’s lithium carbonate and hydroxide capacity is expected to grow from about 30 ktpa in 2016 to 175 ktpa by the end of 2021. Trefis Team, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 Average prices for one battery chemical, lithium carbonate, have risen to around $9,000 per metric ton, from $6,000 at the end of last year, buoyed by Chinese demand. Scott Patterson, WSJ, 9 Mar. 2021 His firm expects global lithium carbonate and hydroxide prices to hit highs of about $16,100 and $18,800 a metric ton, respectively, in 2024. Will Horner, WSJ, 10 Mar. 2021 Both lithium carbonate and hydroxide can be used in lithium-ion batteries. Micah Maidenberg, WSJ, 24 Feb. 2021 Tianqi expects demand for lithium resources to improve on a slew of stimulus measures, adding that there have been signs of slight rebound in lithium carbonate prices as of July. Annie Lee,, 29 Aug. 2020 The byproducts include lithium carbonate, which Li-Cycle can sell back into the battery supply chain. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, 3 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of lithium carbonate

1869, in the meaning defined above

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20 May 2021

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“Lithium carbonate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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Medical Definition of 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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