Get Lithium from Battery

If you need lithium, you can get it from Battery

Scientific name: Technique of extraction of metal lithium from batteries


Lithium metal foil from Energizer "Ultimate Lithium" batteries

Достаем металлический литий из батареек

How to get Lithium from a battery

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Extract Lithium From a AA Battery

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Lithium Metal from an Energizer Lithium Battery-

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Get Lithium Metal From an Energizer Battery


Wear protective gloves and goggles. Be careful with the metal parts of the battery.

Always follow general safety recommendations. Please note that conducting chemistry experiments you must comply with the relevant legal procedures in your country.

Step-by-step instruction

  1. You will need AA lithium batteries. They are marked with blue or red colours.
  2. Take pliers or nippers and make a hole in the flat part of the battery.
  3. Enlarge the hole and remove the metal capsule of the battery.
  4. Remove the rolled up content of the battery.
  5. Take a jar or glass with kerosene or mineral oil.
  6. Unfold the roll and pull out the plate of metallic lithium. Place lithium in the kerosene or mineral oil.

Scientific background

The battery is a galvanic cell, an electrochemical cell that derives electrical energy from spontaneous redox reactions taking place within the cell. Each cell contains a positive terminal, or cathode, and a negative terminal, or anode. Electrolytes allow ions to move between the electrodes and terminals, which allows current to flow out of the battery to perform work.

Lithium batteries have lithium metal or lithium compounds as an anode in the battery. The most common type of lithium cell used in consumer applications uses metallic lithium as anode and manganese dioxide as cathode, with a salt of lithium dissolved in an organic solvent.


Published on 24 April 2015

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