Atomic Number: 48
Atomic Weight: 112.40
Melting Point: 320.90
Boiling Point: 765
Specific Gravity: 8.65
Stromeyer discovered cadmium in 1817. Cadmium usually occurs in small quantities associated
with zinc ores such as sphalerite. This light blue metal is used in types of solder and in
rechargeable (nickel-cadmium) batteries. Cadmium compounds are used in television tubes. It is
named after the Greek and Latin words for calamine.
Archive this Web Page!
Box 225, Parry Sound, Ontario, CANADA P2A 2X3 Tel/FAX (705)
Copyright (C) Zeuter Development Corporation, 1996. All rights