2 Li + H2 2 LiH

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

2 H0 + 2 e- 2 H-I (reduction)

2 Li0 - 2 e- 2 LiI (oxidation)

H2 is an oxidizing agent, Li is a reducing agent.

Reactants:

  • Li
    • Names: Lithium source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Li source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Element 3 source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Soft silver-white metal. turns yellow on exposure to air and moisture source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • H2
    • Names: Dihydrogen source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Hydrogen source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, H2 source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Odourless colourless compressed gas source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04

Products:

  • LiH
    • Names: Lithium hydride source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Lithium monohydride source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless to gray solid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Odourless white-to-greyish hygroscopic solid in various forms. turns dark on exposure to light source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Odorless, off-white to gray, translucent, crystalline mass or white powder. source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02