Burning lithium

Burning lithium

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Caption: Burning lithium. Close-up of lithium being burnt in a flame from a Bunsen burner. Lithium burns in air with a red-tinged flame. It is unusual as it reacts with both the oxygen to form lithium oxide (Li2O) and nitrogen to form lithium nitride (Li3N).

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