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|Molar mass||102.0 g/mol|
|Appearance||Colorless crystalline solid|
|P264, P270, P280, P301+P312, P302+P352, P312, P322, P330, P363, P501|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Lithium oxalate is an inorganic compound, a salt of lithium metal and oxalic acid with the chemical formula C
4. Lithium oxalate is soluble in water and converts to the oxide when heated.
One of the methods of synthesis is the reaction of direct neutralization of oxalic acid with lithium hydroxide:
The compound crystallizes in the monoclinic system, cell parameters a = 3.400, b = 5.156, c = 9.055 Å, β = 95.60°, Z = 4.
Lithium oxalate decomposes when heated:
In pyrotechnics, the compound is used to color the flame red.