Cadmium

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Cadmium is a chemical element with the symbol Cd and atomic number 48. A relatively abundant (price 3.55 USD/lb as of 2-15-08), soft, bluish-white, transition metal, cadmium is known to cause cancer and occurs with zinc ores. Cadmium is used largely in batteries and pigments, for example in plastic products.

 

General
Atomic number:   48
Symbol:   Cd
Atomic weight:   112.4
Boiling Point (C):   765
Melting Point (C):   320.9
Density:   8.65
heatVapor:   23.9
heatFusion:   1.46
Electrical Conductivity:   .146
Thermal Conductivity:   .22
Specific Heat Capacity:   0.055

 

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