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LithiumLithium is the third element in the periodic table according to its atomic number 3. It is a soft metal belonging to the alkali metal group. Lithium is highly reactive due to its monovalency(+1) and also very flammable.
Due to high reactivity, lithium never occurs in its free state form but instead exists in form of compounds which are usually ionic but can also be sometimes covalent. An interesting thing to note about lithium is that it has a very low density due to which it floats in water. Read More>>>
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The Andromeda galaxy is our closest galactic neighbor, roughly 2.5 million light-years away. Though it is 140,000 light-years across, it isn’t bright enough to be seen in the night sky by our eyes. If it were brighter, it would appear six times larger than the full moon.
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