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Lithium nitrate

chemical compound
Lithium nitrate

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

PropertiesEdit

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.

PreparationEdit

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

UsesEdit

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

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