What are the differences between lithium batteries and lithium ion batteries?

- Aug 22, 2019-

1, the principle is different

Lithium batteries are a kind of lithium metal or lithium alloy as a negative electrode material. Because of the very active chemical properties of lithium metal, the processing, storage and use of lithium metal are very demanding on the environment.

The negative electrode of the lithium ion battery is an intercalation structure material such as graphite. In the battery, lithium ions move in the positive and negative electrodes, so it is much safer than the lithium battery.

2, different charging

A lithium battery is a primary battery that can only be discharged; a lithium ion battery is a secondary battery that can be charged or discharged.

Li+MnO2=LiMnO2 This reaction is irreversible in the battery, so it can only be discharged. The lithium battery is a disposable battery.

3, the reaction is different

The lithium of the lithium battery directly participates in the reaction and irreversibly reacts; the lithium ion of the lithium ion battery participates in the reaction and is reversible.