Chemistry Essay

Essay Criteria:      

  1. Element: Lithium 
  2. I am looking for originality of thought, so use your own thoughts and references.  References should be in APA format.
  3. You can use some Internet references (no more than three), but I encourage you to use some books or periodicals as well. 
  4. I am looking for you to write a coherent essay, not just a few sentences or paragraphs.  So, spend some time researching this topic.  

This assignment will be worth 20% of your overall grade, so do your best.     No late assignments will be accepted.          Element Criteria:  Lithium
   For your element, you should discuss the following:      

  1. Physical and chemical properties (e.g. melting point, boiling point, density, reactivity with certain substances, such as water, air, etc.). 
  2. Compounds that contain this element. You can discuss uses of some of these compounds, if you wish.
  3. Abundance in the earth’s crust (if it is a naturally occurring element) and possible isotopes.
  4. Uses and applications of this element and/or some of its compounds, especially in the medical, health, agricultural, and industrial uses). 
  5. History of this element (e.g., when and how was this element discovered?  By whom?)

 

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