Cadmium is a white metallic element. It is readily accessible as it occurs in concentrated ores and is easily extracted by heating the oxide with carbon and distilling the metal. Cadmium has been used in applications as diverse as plating, the manufacture of batteries and as a yellow pigment for paint. However, its high toxicity means that its use is now becoming increasingly restricted.
- 1817 by Friedrich Stromeyer at Gottingen, Germany.
- 0.11 ppm of Earth's crust.
|Atomic / Molecular Weight||112.41||gmol-1||Clip|
|Specific heat capacity||230||Jkg-1K-1||Clip|
|Latent heat of fusion||46000||Jkg-1||Clip|
|Acoustic wave velocity (longitudinal bulk waves)||2780||ms-1||Clip|
|Acoustic wave velocity (Irrotational waves)||2400||ms-1||Clip|
|Bulk Modulus of Rigidity||41600000000||Nm-2||Clip|
- EU Air Quality Standards Summary of the European Union body of legislation which establishes health based standards and objectives for a number of pollutants in air.