Facts about Cadmium
Facts about Cadmium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Cadmium
The Element Cadmium is defined as...
A soft, bluish-white metallic element occurring primarily in zinc, copper, and lead ores, that is easily cut with a knife and is used in low-friction, fatigue-resistant alloys, solders, dental amalgams, nickel-cadmium storage batteries, nuclear reactor shields, and in rustproof electroplating. The most common uses of Cadmium are in Batteries - Nickel Cadmium, Pigments, Coating and plating, Barrier to control nuclear fission, Televisions and Nickel cadmium batteries.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Cadmium
What are the origins of the word Cadmium ?
The name originates from the Greek word kadmeia and from the Latin word cadmia
Facts about the Classification of the Element Cadmium
Cadmium is classified as a "Transition Metal" which are located in Groups 3 - 12 of the Periodic Table. An Element classified as a Transition Metals is ductile, malleable, and able to conduct electricity and heat.
Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Cadmium
Cadmium was discovered in Germany by Fredrich Stromeyer in 1817
Occurrence of the element Cadmium in the Atmosphere
Obtained from zinc refining, mining, smelting. Greenockite is the only cadmium mineral of importance and is nearly always associated with sphalerite
Common Uses of Cadmium
Batteries - Nickel Cadmium
Coatings and platings
Barrier to control nuclear fission
Nickel cadmium batteries
The Properties of the Element Cadmium
Name of Element : Cadmium
Symbol of Element : Cd
Atomic Number of Cadmium : 48
Atomic Mass: 112.411 amu
Melting Point: 320.9 °C - 594.05 °K
Boiling Point: 765.0 °C - 1038.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Cadmium : 48
Number of Neutrons in Cadmium : 64
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 8.65 g/cm3
Color of Cadmium : bluish-white
The element Cadmium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Cadmium on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Cadmium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Cadmium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Cadmium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Cadmium - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Cadmium element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Cadmium was discovered in Germany by Fredrich Stromeyer in 1817. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Cadmium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Cadmium
Information Facts about the Cadmium Element