|Detailed Technical Data|
The data on this page is more precise and in some cases more up-to-date than the data engraved on the wooden tiles. But as always, never believe one source if the number really matters. Density, melting point and boiling point data is particularly variable and uncertain.
Atomic weight data for stable elements from IUPAC 1999 Official Publication. (Uncertainty in parentheses.)
Special notes for this element from IUPAC publication:
Geological specimens are known in which the element has an isotopic composition outside the limits for normal material. The difference between the atomic weight of the element in such specimens and that given in the Table may exceed the stated uncertainty.
Modified isotopic compositions may be found in commercially available material because it has been subjected to an undisclosed or inadvertent isotopic fractionation. Substantial deviations in atomic weight of the element from that given in the Table can occur.
Range in isotopic composition of normal terrestrial material prevents a more precise Ar(E) being given; the tabulated Ar(E) value should be applicable to any normal material.
Commercially available lithium materials have atomic weights that range between 6.939 and 6.996; if a more accurate value is required, it must be determined for the specific material.