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Chemical structure of lithium azide

Lithium azide is the lithium salt of hydrazoic acid. It is an unstable and toxic compound. It decomposes into lithium and nitrogen when heated.


It can be made by metathesis reaction between sodium azide and lithium nitrate or lithium sulfate solutions. It can also be made by reacting lithium sulfate with barium azide.

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