The world of lithium batteries - The Periodic Elements NFT (CONTEST)

The world of lithium batteries - The Periodic Elements NFT (CONTEST)

In this article we delve into the world of rechargeable batteries. A very wide world that is impossible to deepen in a few lines of an article and that we will therefore limit ourselves to describe with some quick information.

The lithium-ion battery was proposed in the 1970s by the British chemist Whittingham while working at Exxon. It took 20 years to arrive at the first commercial release in 1991, created by Sony by a team led by Goodenough.

In 2005, a nano-sized lithium battery with three times the power of that time was presented.

In 2019 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to Goodenough, Whittingham and Yoshino, for the development of lithium-ion batteries.

In simple terms, batteries are used to convert chemical energy into electrical energy through a reaction in which electrons are transferred from one chemical species to another. The lithium battery consists of a positive electrode (lithium cathode) connected to a negative electrode (consisting of a carbon anode).

Lithium-ion batteries can rupture, catch fire, or explode when exposed to high temperatures or direct sunlight. They should not be kept in a car during the hot period. Shorting a lithium battery can cause fire and explosion.

A typical lithium-ion battery is capable of generating around 3V per cell, compared to 2.1V for lead-acid batteries or 1.5V for zinc-carbon cells. Lithium-ion batteries, rechargeable and with a high energy density, should not be confused with lithium batteries, which are disposable (primary cells) with lithium or its compounds as an anode. Other rechargeable batteries that use lithium include the lithium ion polymer battery, the ferrous lithium phosphate battery, and the nanowire battery.

The protagonist of these batteries and of our contest is lithium: a soft silver metal and a lighter solid element.

The contest

A week to enter the necessary elements for our next laboratory experiment in your wallet. The deadline is set for March 4th at 16:00 (the check will be done in the following hours so do not sell the NFTs immediately).

Also on this occasion we have chosen two molecules with two difficulty levels.

The first molecule to be created is Lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2):

  • solution 1:
    • 1 element of Lithium (3 - Li)
    • 1 element of Cobalt (27 - Co)
    • 2 elements of Oxygen (8 - O)

The second molecule to be created is Lithium borohydride (LiBH4):

  • solution 1:
    • 1 element of Lithium (3 - Li)
    • 1 element of Boron (5 - B)
    • 4 elements of Hydrogen (1 - H)
  • solution 2:
    • 1 element of Lithium (3 - Li)
    • 1 element of Boron (5 - B)
    • 2 elements of Hydrogen (1 - H)
    • 2 different celebrity nft as wild cards (Lavoisier, Glauber, Marggraf)

In order to receive NFTs as a gift, it is necessary to comment on this article with your WAX address and to possess the necessary elements to compose the molecules in the indicated portfolio upon expiry.

The same element applies to both molecules: therefore, for example, a single element of Lithium is sufficient to participate in the creation of both molecules.

If you don't already have the necessary elements in your wallet, you can borrow it from some friends or keep an eye on the market and auctions. In the next few days the elements will be proposed with dedicated solutions and auctions.

For any question you can write here or in the comments of the Telegram channel.

Lithium cobalt oxide

Lithium cobalt oxide is a dark blue or bluish-gray crystalline solid and is commonly used in the positive electrodes of lithium-ion batteries. The usefulness of lithium cobalt oxide as an intercalation electrode was discovered in 1980 by an Oxford University research group led by Goodenough.

Lithium borohydride

Lithium borohydride is renowned as one of the highest energy density chemical energy carriers. Although presently of no practical importance, the solid will liberate 65 MJ/kg heat upon treatment with atmospheric oxygen. The high specific energy density of lithium borohydride has made it an attractive candidate to propose for automobile and rocket fuel, but despite the research and advocacy it has not been used widely. 

The Periodic Table NFT project

The Periodic Table NFT project aims to raise awareness of chemical elements in a modern key, basing the approach on blockchain and Non Fungible Token.
Day after day it will be possible to know the single elements that make up the table, to collect curiosities about each of them and about the table in general.
We are working to be able to learn, in a playful way, also what happens by combining the various elements.
The whole project is based on the collection of NFTs that can be bought on the site or by participating in simple giveaways published on publish0x.

Elements released

Molecule released

Celebrity released

  • Lavoisier (max supply 149)
  • Glauber (max supply 149)
  • Marggraf (max supply 149)

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Periodic Table Of Elements - NFT
Periodic Table Of Elements - NFT

The periodic table, also known as the periodic table of elements, is a tabular display of the chemical elements, which are arranged by atomic number, electron configuration, and recurring chemical properties. Each of us has a good memory of the school period. The periodic table of the elements was certainly a part of our journey. The time has come to retrace each element and collect the most exciting ones.

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