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Lithium chemistry #02 - Burning Lithium
Lithium chemistry #02 - Burning Lithium
Published: 2009/07/07
Channel: PeriodicElements
Slow Motion Lithium Combustion
Slow Motion Lithium Combustion
Published: 2009/12/24
Channel: Nick Moore
Lithium Battery Causing Extreme Fumes When Cut
Lithium Battery Causing Extreme Fumes When Cut
Published: 2014/12/29
Channel: Burn Hard Zen
Burning lithium battery !!!
Burning lithium battery !!!
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: Mr. Thinker
Lithium Metal Experiment FAIL!!!
Lithium Metal Experiment FAIL!!!
Published: 2012/10/20
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Lithium - The Lightest Metal on Earth
Lithium - The Lightest Metal on Earth
Published: 2016/08/18
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Burning lithium
Burning lithium
Published: 2010/03/23
Channel: Pyroxylin
Watch the EXPLOSIVE moment a phone battery is stabbed with a kitchen knife
Watch the EXPLOSIVE moment a phone battery is stabbed with a kitchen knife
Published: 2015/03/16
Channel: NewsD2
Get Lithium Metal From an Energizer Battery
Get Lithium Metal From an Energizer Battery
Published: 2009/06/13
Channel: NurdRage
Reaction of Lithium and Oxygen
Reaction of Lithium and Oxygen
Published: 2011/12/08
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Lithium Battery vs. Water
Lithium Battery vs. Water
Published: 2013/04/24
Channel: TiEx
Burning Lithium metal
Burning Lithium metal
Published: 2017/04/27
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Lithium-ion Car Battery Fire Testing
Lithium-ion Car Battery Fire Testing
Published: 2016/08/15
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Burning lithium metal
Burning lithium metal
Published: 2010/05/18
Channel: Diazodinitrophenol
Lithium in Water - Violent Alkaline Reactions and Burning Hydrogen
Lithium in Water - Violent Alkaline Reactions and Burning Hydrogen
Published: 2010/07/02
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Burning Lithium in Total Darkness
Burning Lithium in Total Darkness
Published: 2013/03/21
Channel: ChemCamTV
Lithium Metal Burning
Lithium Metal Burning
Published: 2008/10/09
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Lithium burning
Lithium burning
Published: 2016/02/14
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Burning Lithium from a flat Energiser battery.©
Burning Lithium from a flat Energiser battery.©
Published: 2010/04/28
Channel: Green Silver
Playing With Lithium metal - Water + Fire Reactions
Playing With Lithium metal - Water + Fire Reactions
Published: 2015/11/17
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Burning LITHIUM metal on a Bonfire!
Burning LITHIUM metal on a Bonfire!
Published: 2016/04/16
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Lithium Battery Fire - slow motion study
Lithium Battery Fire - slow motion study
Published: 2011/12/12
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Burning lithium, sodium and potassium in chlorine gas - experiment 3
Burning lithium, sodium and potassium in chlorine gas - experiment 3
Published: 2016/06/24
Channel: Nigel Baldwin
Lithium Ion battery burns
Lithium Ion battery burns
Published: 2014/08/16
Channel: Greg Pollard
Burning lithium, sodium and potassium in chlorine gas
Burning lithium, sodium and potassium in chlorine gas
Published: 2016/06/22
Channel: Nigel Baldwin
Burning Lithium Battery Coin Sized-Exploding Battery
Burning Lithium Battery Coin Sized-Exploding Battery
Published: 2014/01/19
Channel: GEORGE ZARIFIS
lithium burning
lithium burning
Published: 2012/06/10
Channel: Jonathan Doucette
Burning lithium metal in pure oxygen!
Burning lithium metal in pure oxygen!
Published: 2016/01/27
Channel: SciencePosts
Lithium battery in iceblock burns out
Lithium battery in iceblock burns out
Published: 2011/08/31
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Lithium Battery Burning | TGB Dirbtuve
Lithium Battery Burning | TGB Dirbtuve
Published: 2015/10/29
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Lithium Burning On Stroboscopic Turn Table
Lithium Burning On Stroboscopic Turn Table
Published: 2017/05/06
Channel: Christian Gingras
Burning LITHIUM
Burning LITHIUM
Published: 2014/10/27
Channel: Brain&Force
Burning Lithium in Water Close Up
Burning Lithium in Water Close Up
Published: 2016/01/04
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Lithium battery burning violently
Lithium battery burning violently
Published: 2016/04/10
Channel: Christian Gingras
Burning Lithium Chloride
Burning Lithium Chloride
Published: 2016/11/28
Channel: jaymirai
Burning lithium metal in Hydrogen chloride gas
Burning lithium metal in Hydrogen chloride gas
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: SciencePosts
Burning lithium metal
Burning lithium metal
Published: 2015/12/16
Channel: Nttj123
Burning Lithium In My Garage
Burning Lithium In My Garage
Published: 2016/03/18
Channel: Paul K
Burning Lithium metal
Burning Lithium metal
Published: 2013/11/28
Channel: Ariel Froimchuk
On the burning of Lithium tablets
On the burning of Lithium tablets
Published: 2016/09/01
Channel: Leena Ummikko
Lithium burning
Lithium burning
Published: 2012/02/20
Channel: Pyromaster1
Lithium burning
Lithium burning
Published: 2016/01/22
Channel: WikiAudio
Extinguishing In-Flight Laptop Computer Fires - Lithium Battery Thermal Runway
Extinguishing In-Flight Laptop Computer Fires - Lithium Battery Thermal Runway
Published: 2010/01/26
Channel: AIRBOYD
Burning lithium
Burning lithium
Published: 2012/09/13
Channel: Ellis Made Something
LiPo battery fire.
LiPo battery fire.
Published: 2014/11/30
Channel: Christian Moeller
Burning Lithium Battery
Burning Lithium Battery
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: Christian Gingras
Lithium Metal Burning Underwater
Lithium Metal Burning Underwater
Published: 2009/09/03
Channel: neddy17
18650 Test 2 Me not burning my house down My first lithium battery
18650 Test 2 Me not burning my house down My first lithium battery
Published: 2017/02/21
Channel: Miloby design
Lithium and Water Reaction (burning the Hydrogen produced)
Lithium and Water Reaction (burning the Hydrogen produced)
Published: 2015/05/19
Channel: Chemical Engineering Guy
Reaction of Lithium with Nitrogen
Reaction of Lithium with Nitrogen
Published: 2016/01/21
Channel: Science Skool
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Lithium burning is a nucleosynthetic process in which lithium is depleted in a star. Lithium is generally present in brown dwarfs and not in low-mass stars. Stars, which by definition must achieve the high temperature (2.5 × 106 K) necessary for fusing hydrogen, rapidly deplete their lithium. This occurs by a collision of lithium-7 and a proton producing two helium-4 nuclei. The temperature necessary for this reaction is just below the temperature necessary for hydrogen fusion. Convection in low-mass stars ensures that lithium in the whole volume of the star is depleted. Therefore, the presence of the lithium line in a candidate brown dwarf's spectrum is a strong indicator that it is indeed substellar.

From a study of lithium abundances in 53 T Tauri stars, it has been found that lithium depletion varies strongly with size, suggesting that lithium burning by the P-P chain, during the last highly convective and unstable stages during the pre–main sequence later phase of the Hayashi contraction may be one of the main sources of energy for T Tauri stars. Rapid rotation tends to improve mixing and increase the transport of lithium into deeper layers where it is destroyed. T Tauri stars generally increase their rotation rates as they age, through contraction and spin-up, as they conserve angular momentum. This causes an increased rate of lithium loss with age. Lithium burning will also increase with higher temperatures and mass, and will last for at most a little over 100 million years.

The P-P chain for lithium burning is as follows


p
 
6
3
Li
 
→  7
4
Be
  (unstable)
7
4
Be
 

e
 
→  7
3
Li
 

ν

p
 
7
3
Li
 
→  8
4
Be
 
  (unstable)
    8
4
Be
 
→  4
2
He
 
+ energy

It will not occur in stars less than sixty times the mass of Jupiter. In this way, the rate of lithium depletion can be used to calculate the age of the star.

The use of lithium to distinguish candidate brown dwarfs from low-mass stars is commonly referred to as the lithium test. Heavier stars like Sun can retain lithium in their outer atmospheres, which never get hot enough for lithium depletion, but those are distinguishable from brown dwarfs by their size. Brown dwarfs at the high end of their mass range (60–75 MJ) can be hot enough to deplete their lithium when they are young. Dwarfs of mass greater than 65 MJ can burn off their lithium by the time they are half a billion years old, thus this test is not perfect.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Basri, G. (1998). Rafael Rebolo; Eduardo L. Martin; Maria Rosa Zapatero Osorio, eds. The Lithium Test for Young Brown Dwarfs (invited review). Proceedings of a Workshop held in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, 17–21 March 1997, ASP Conference Series #134. p. 394. Bibcode:1998ASPC..134..394B. 

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