Carbides pp 200-256 | Cite as

Chemical Properties of Carbides

  • T. Ya. Kosolapova


Lithium Carbide (Li 2 C 2 ) easily ignites at room temperature in a fluorine or chlorine atmosphere with the formation of lithium fluoride or chloride. With bromine and iodine reaction takes place on heating [64]. In an atmosphere of oxygen, sulfur, or selenium vapor it burns at 700–800°C; with phosphorus it forms the phosphide, which is decomposed by water with evolution of phosphine.


Titanium Carbide Boron Carbide Chromium Carbide Free Carbon Insoluble Residue 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Ya. Kosolapova
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  1. 1.Institute of Ferrous MetallurgyAcademy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSRKievUSSR

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