Experiment 15: Burning Lithium Metal!

Well, I'll keep this one short and simple.  I disassembled a lithium battery pack from an old cordless phone and then extracted the lithium metal foil inside (Experiment 2: Lithium Battery).  The foil was stored in a jar full of baby oil.  My baby oil was made out of mineral oil to preserve the lithium.  When I was ready to light the metal, I dried it off with paper towels and then folded it neatly.  The lithium was readily ignited with a propane torch.