Cadmium

Cadmium, a by-product of zinc fusion, is a brilliant, bluish-white, ductile and very malleable metal similar to zinc and mercury. Cadmium is soluble in acids but not in alkalis. The greater part of cadmium is used in nickel/cadmium batteries. The remaining part is used for coatings (corrosion resistance), the cadmium compounds are used as red, orange and yellow pigments to color glass. Cadmium has the ability to absorb neutrons, so it is used as a barrier to control nuclear fission.

Cadmium Metal

Cd

  • Family Cd (Cadmium)
  • CAS registry number 7440-43-9
  • Formula Cd

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Cadmium Carbonate

Cd

  • Family Cd (Cadmium)
  • CAS registry number 513-78-0
  • Formula CdCO3

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Cadmium Oxide

Cd

  • Family Cd (Cadmium)
  • CAS registry number 1306-19-0
  • Formula CdO

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Cadmium Sulfide

Cd

  • Family Cd (Cadmium)
  • CAS registry number 1306-23-6
  • Formula CdS

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