What are the products when lithium ion and iodide are combined?

1 Answer
Jan 22, 2017

#"Lithium iodide"#


We can represent this by the ionic equation (the which must conserve mass and charge):

#Li^(+) + I^(-) rarr LiI(s)#

What do I mean by conservation of mass and charge?

In aqueous solution, lithium iodide would exist as aquated #Li^(+)(aq)# and #I^(-)(aq)# ions. We could precipitate the ionic species if we made the solution a little bit less polar, i.e. by adding ethyl alcohol.