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Periodic Table Element Comparison: Compare Elements - Beryllium vs Lithium

Compare Beryllium and Lithium

Compare Beryllium and Lithium on the basis of their properties, attributes and periodic table facts. Compare elements on more than 90 properties. All the elements of similar categories show a lot of similarities and differences in their chemical, atomic, physical properties and uses. These similarities and dissimilarities should be known while we study periodic table elements. You can study the detailed comparison between Beryllium vs Lithium with most reliable information about their properties, attributes, facts, uses etc. You can compare Be vs Li on more than 90 properties like electronegativity , oxidation state, atomic shells, orbital structure, Electronaffinity, physical states, electrical conductivity and many more.

Facts

Beryllium
4
Be
9.012182
Solid
SlateGray
alkaline earth metal
2
beryllium family 
2
s
[He] 2s2
1287 °C
2470 °C
2, 2
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Lithium
3
Li
6.941
Solid
Silver
alkali metal
1
lithium family 
2
s
[He] 2s1
180.54 °C
1342 °C
2, 1
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History

History
The element Beryllium was discovered by Louis Nicolas Vauquelin in year 1797 in France. Beryllium derived its name from from beryl, a mineral
The element Lithium was discovered by Johan August Arfwedson in year 1817 in Sweden. Lithium derived its name derived its name from the Greek word lithos, meaning 'stone'

Presence: Abundance in Nature and Around Us

Ppb by weight (1ppb =10^-7 %)
1×10-7%
1×10-8%
2.9×10-6%
1.9e-06
6×10-11%
4×10-8%
6×10-7%
6×10-9%
1.7e-06
1.7e-05
1.8e-07
3×10-6%

Crystal Structure and Atomic Structure

112 pm
4.8767218614719 cm3
90 pm
N/A
0.0092
beryllium Spectrum
228.58, 228.58, 358.43 pm
π/2, π/2, 2 π/3
P63/mmc
194

Simple Hexagonal

beryllium Crystal Structure
167 pm
12.973831775701 cm3
134 pm
182 pm
0.045
lithium Spectrum
351, 351, 351 pm
π/2, π/2, π/2
Im_ 3m
229

Body Centered Cubic

lithium Crystal Structure

Atomic and Orbital Properties

Atomic Number
Number of Electrons (with no charge)
Number of Protons
Mass Number
Number of Neutrons
Shell structure (Electrons per energy level)
Electron Configuration
Valence Electrons
Oxidation State
Atomic Term Symbol (Quantum Numbers)
Shell structure
4
4
4
9.012182
5.012182
2, 2
[He] 2s2
2s2
 1;2
1S0
beryllium Shells
3
3
3
6.941
3.941
2, 1
[He] 2s1
2s1
 1
2S1/2
lithium Shells

Isotopes - Nuclear Properties

Isotopes
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
9Be.
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
6Li, 7Li.

Chemical Properties: Ionization Energies and electron affinity

2
1.57
0 kJ/mol
899.5, 1757.1, 14848.7, 21006.6 kJ/mol
1
0.98
59.6 kJ/mol
520.2, 7298.1, 11815 kJ/mol

Physical Properties

1.848 g/cm3
4.8767218614719

 

287 GPa
132 GPa
130 GPa
0.032


 

5.5 MPa
1670 MPa
600 MPa

 

2.5×107 S/m
4×10-8 m Ω
0.026

 

190 W/(m K)
0.0000113 K-1

 

Diamagnetic
N/A
-1.26×10-8
-1.136×10-10
-2.328e-05

 

N/A

 

1.3×104 m/s
0.535 g/cm3
12.973831775701

 

4.9 GPa
4.2 GPa
11 GPa
N/A


 

0.6 MPa
N/A
N/A

 

1.1×107 S/m
9.4×10-8 m Ω
N/A

 

85 W/(m K)
0.000046 K-1

 

Paramagnetic
N/A
2.56×10-8
1.78×10-10
1.37×10-6

 

N/A

 

6×103 m/s

Thermal Properties - Enthalpies and thermodynamics

1287 °C
2470 °C
N/A
0.026

 

7.95 kJ/mol
297 kJ/mol
N/A
180.54 °C
1342 °C
3223 K
N/A

 

3 kJ/mol
147 kJ/mol
-298 J/(kg K)

Regulatory and Health - Health and Safety Parameters and Guidelines

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6.1
1567
N/A
1
N/A
3
0

 

N/A
N/A
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4.3
1415
N/A
2
Water Reactive
3
2

 

179 °C
N/A