how many tonnes of lithium would you produce from 420,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate?

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how many tonnes of lithium would you produce from 420,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate? And how would you work it out?

(It was one of the example questions given for the ideas in context c7 Bolivian Bonanza)

Posted Tue 24th May, 2011 @ 21:32 by ejwm

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first write out the symbol equation and balance it

Li2CO3 + CO2 + H2O → 2 LiHCO3 - <--im pretty sure thats right

you'd then do the 4000 tonnes divided by the mass of  2 LiHCO3  then times it by the mass of 2Li and then you should get the right answer

Answered Wed 25th May, 2011 @ 20:41 by Lauren Jade Tutchener