It crystallizes in anhydrous cubes or octahedrons, having a saline taste and melting at a red heat, and is freely soluble in alcohol and in spirit of ether. Exposed to the atmosphere, it forms prisms or needles containing 2 H3O, and then deliquesces; at 0° 0. (32° F.) it requires 1.6 parts, at 20° C. (68° F.) 1.24 parts, and at 100° C. (212° F.) 0.77 part of water for solution.


One part by weight of chloride of lithium anhydrous, in nine parts of distilled water (10 per cent.). Filter. Specific gravity 1.057 to 1.058 at 15° O. Proportion 10 to 1.