Lithium Hydride

Lithium Hydride (LiH) is a white or translucent mass or powder (the commercial product is gray), highly water-reactive. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Lithium Hydride. Please review our fire rated products: FIRELoc, SUPERLoc, DRUMLoc

Lithium Hydride Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: May ignite spontaneously in air.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Use proper flammable materials storage building.
  • Compatible Details: Incompatible with air and moisture, nitrous oxide, strong oxidizers, and liquid oxygen.
  • Description: Lithium hydride is the inorganic compound with the formula LiH. It is a colorless solid, although commercial samples are gray.
  • Classification: CLASS 4.3
  • Brand Name: n/a

Lithium Hydride Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
LiH 820.00 kg/m³ decomposes at 900-1000°C n/a 7.95 g/mol Water--Reacts 1,278°F (692°C)

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