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|Molar mass||48.96 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||115 °C (239 °F; 388 K)|
|36.12 g/100 g (10 °C) |
62.07 g/100 g (15.5 °C)
66.41 g/100 g (16 °C)
|Solubility||20.26 g/100 g (16 °C, ethanol)|
|Safety data sheet (SDS)||External SDS|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Lithium azide is the lithium salt of hydrazoic acid. It is an unstable and toxic compound that decomposes into lithium and nitrogen when heated.
It can be prepared by metathesis reaction between sodium azide and lithium nitrate or lithium sulfate solutions:
It can also be prepared by reacting lithium sulfate with barium azide.