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lithium hydroxide

noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble compound, LiOH, used to absorb carbon dioxide, especially in spacesuits.
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  • One or more fatty acids is dissolved in mineral oil and then a caustic such as calcium hydroxide or lithium hydroxide is added.
  • Moreover, lithium hydroxide simply increases the hydroxide in the pore solution.
  • Contact with heat, moisture or acid causes exothermic reaction and evolution of hydrogen as well as lithium hydroxide.
  • lithium hydroxide monohydrate was the compound used to produce lithium lubricants.
  • The lithium hydroxide hydrate decomposes when it is heated above the temperature of boiling water.

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