The formula for lithium acetate is CH3COOLi. It may also be written as C2H3LiO2. In the formula, the elements contained in lithium acetate are notated by elemental symbols, with C indicating carbon, H symbolizing hydrogen, O representing oxygen and Li representing lithium.
Lithium acetate combines lithium and acetic acid to form a salt. It is used in laboratories for researching DNA, RNA and related proteins due to its low electrical conductivity. It has a molar mass of 65.99 grams per mole and a density of 1.26 grams per cubic centimeter. It appears as a crystal structure. Lithium acetate may also be abbreviated as LiAc.