lithium hydride

noun

Definition of lithium hydride

: a flammable crystalline solid LiH that is usually bluish owing to traces of metallic lithium, that is made by direct union of lithium and hydrogen at high temperatures, and that is used chiefly as a source of hydrogen and in the synthesis of lithium aluminum hydride and other lithium compounds

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“Lithium hydride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lithium%20hydride. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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