Periodic Table of the Elements: Cadmium

Name: Cadmium
Symbol: Cd
Atomic Number: 48
Atomic Mass: 112.40
Atomic Volume: 13.01 cc/mol
Discovered By: Stromeyer
Discovery Date: 1817
Origin of Name: Cadmium - (Latin) cadmia, (Greek) kadmeia (ancient name for calamine, zinc carbonate)
Toxicity: Metallic cadmium itself is not toxic. Compounds are very toxic.
Summary: Not found free in nature. Cadmium is used in nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries. Discovered by Stromeyer in 1817 as an impurity in zinc carbonate.


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