Lithium nitrate

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Lithium nitrate

Lithium nitrate is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is LiNO3. It contains lithium and nitrate ions.

Properties[change | change source]

Lithium nitrate is a colorless solid. It makes a red flame when heated. It is an oxidizing agent. It breaks down when heated into lithium oxide, nitrogen dioxide, and oxygen.

Preparation[change | change source]

This metal can be made by reacting lithium, lithium hydroxide, lithium oxide, or lithium carbonate with nitric acid.

Uses[change | change source]

Lithium nitrate is used in fireworks to make a red color. It is also used in flares.

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