Cadmium

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Basic Information about CADMIUN

•Cymbol: Cd

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•Atomic Number: 48
•Atomic Mass: 112.41
•Number of protons: 48
•Number of Neutrons: 64
•Number of Electrons: 48
Number of Energy Levels
5
First Energy Level
2
Second Energy Level
8
Third Energy Level
18
Fourth Energy Level
18
Fifth Energy Level
2



∗FACTS ⇐
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•Melting Point: 320.9 °C (594.05 K, 609.62 °F)
•Boiling Point: 765.0 °C (1038.15 K, 1409.0 °F)

•Normal Phase: Solid
•Classification: Transition Metal
•Color: Silvery
•Atomic Weight: 112.40

•Elctron Configuration: [Kr] 5s24d10
•Oxidation states: 2
•Cost: $12/lb




•Name Orgin: From the Greek word kadmeia (ancient name for calamine) and from the Latin word cadmia

•Uses: Rather like zinc, cadmium is used to a small extent as coatings
(often achieved by electroplating) to protect metals such as iron.

Common Uses of Cadmium
Batteries - Nickel Cadmium
Pigments
Coatings and platings
Barrier to control nuclear fission
Televisions
Nickel cadmium batteries
•Cadmium Discovery: Fredrich Stromeyer 1817 (Germany)

•Interesting Facts: Cadmium is used in black and white television phosphors
and in blue and green phosphors for colour TV tubes.


creator: MinJin Lee