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By Monica Halka

Scientists categorize the chemical components as metals, nonmetals, and metalloids principally in response to the weather' skills to behavior electrical energy at general temperatures and pressures, yet there are different differences taken into consideration while classifying the weather within the periodic desk. The alkali metals, for instance, are metals, yet have such distinct homes that they're given their very own category. a similar is right for the alkaline earths.

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Lithium hydroxide (LiOH) is used as an absorbent to remove carbon dioxide. A nuclear application of lithium is in thermonuclear weapons and fusion research. In a weapon or fusion reactor, nuclear fusion occurs between two isotopes of hydrogen—deuterium and tritium. 015 percent of water molecules). Tritium, on the other hand, is radioactive, has a relatively short half-life, and does not occur naturally. Tritium can be manufactured, however, by bombarding lithium 6 with neutrons. Worldwide lithium production is about 12,500 metric tons per year.

During a manic episode, the sufferer tends to engage in risky behaviors, becomes highly excitable, talks incessantly, and exhibits little need for sleep. During a depressive episode, the tendency is to sleep poorly, undergo extremely low selfesteem, and have difficulty concentrating. A direst possibility during the depressive stage is to attempt suicide. In the 1940s, scientists discovered that lithium carbonate helps to even out a person’s high and low mood swings. By the 1970s, lithium   AlkAli & AlkAliNE EArtH MEtAls was being prescribed quite commonly for patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Some of the globules burst into flame and exploded (they also burst into flame when thrown into water). Other globules were quickly tarnished. Davy discovered that the metal reacted with water to liberate hydrogen gas; it was the burning of the hydrogen that produced the flame. ” Davy then repeated the experiment using soda ash. He found that a stronger electrical current was required, and within a few days of his isolation of potassium, he discovered sodium (named because it came from soda ash).

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