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Lithium Metaborate (BLiO2)
« on: November 08, 2019, 01:46:19 AM »
:D Hello everyone, First post!  Over the past week I have taken a great interest in learning the periodic table and how elements bond with each other via their electrons. I have a little obsession with the numbers 3, 5, 8 and multiples of 8. So after doing some research on my elements, their specific isotopes, math and drawing out some diagrams on how to make it work I came up with the compound BLiO2 as being seemingly perfect.

24 Protons
24 Neutrons
24 Electrons

BUT! In order for me to achieve those numbers I had to use the isotopes Boron-10, Lithium-6 and Oxygen-16.

So my question is... will this compound work with these specific isotopes? They are all stable forms of those elements so it would seem to. I am unclear on if the extra neutrons would play a factor in them bonding or not.

Thank you in advance for your help,
-Chad



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Re: Lithium Metaborate (BLiO2)
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 01:57:06 AM »
Chemistry bonding is a matter of electrons in outer shell. The nucleos has nothing to do with it. The compound can be made with any of the isotope from Lithiium, boron and oxygen.

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Re: Lithium Metaborate (BLiO2)
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 01:59:02 AM »
Check isotopic abundance of elements. You can easily find isotopic contents in LiBO2.
By the way: 10+6+16=22
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Re: Lithium Metaborate (BLiO2)
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 02:58:33 AM »
By the way: 10+6+16=22

Actually, 32.

And taking into account two atoms of oxygen in the formula, 48. Which is 24+24 (protons plus neutrons), so the OP calculations (regardless of whether they are numerology, or not) are right.
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Re: Lithium Metaborate (BLiO2)
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 03:11:13 AM »
By the way: 10+6+16=22
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Re: Lithium Metaborate (BLiO2)
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2019, 12:36:17 PM »
6Li and 10B are stable and natural but not the most abundant isotopes
https://www.webelements.com/lithium/
https://www.webelements.com/boron/
Most stable nuclides have more neutrons than protons. You can compensate that with hydrogen.

More people have an obsession with some numbers. One example are the "magic numbers" of protons or neutrons
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_number_(physics)
which works, err, more or less. I've even read several times "Fe is especially stable because 28 neutrons and 28 protons" despite the element 28 is Co and 56Co is unstable. Checking wouldn't have been difficult.

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