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March 13 2012 3 13 /03 /March /2012 14:36
After opening a dried-up lithium battery from which much of the lithium had already been depleted, I scraped some of the lithium off for a reaction with water. Then I heated the remaining lithium. A highly exothermic reaction occurred that did not, surprisingly, ignite the lithium to any degree as no flame was observed. The lithium metal only began glowing white hot as it oxidized completely to lithium oxide. No hydrogen was produced when the lithium ash was reacted with water. Here is the video:

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