Cadmium Sticks

Cadmium is a chemical element. Elements are the building blocks for everything that has mass and takes up space. Its chemical symbol is Cd, not to be confused with the elements C (carbon) and Ca (calcium). Cadmium is element 48, meaning that each cadmium atom contains 48 protons in its nucleus. In its pure form, cadmium is a white/silver colored metal with a mass of 112.41 grams per mole. Cadmium metal is very resistant to corrosion. Cadmium also forms many compounds where it has an oxidation state of +2, including many brightly colored pigments.

Molecular Weight 112.41
Appearance Silvery metal
Melting Point 320.9 °C
Boiling Point 765 °C
Density 8.65 g/cm3
Thermal Expansion (25 °C) 30.8 µm•m-1•K-1
Poisson Ratio 0.3
Vickers Hardness N/A
Young’s Modulus 50 GPa
Thermal Conductivity 96.6 W •m-1 •K-1
Electronegativity 1.7 Paulings
Specific Heat 0.23 kJ/kg K
Heat of Vaporization 99.87 kJ •mol-1
Heat of Fusion 6.21kJ •mol-1

Used in the production of low-melting alloys,
brazing alloys,
and bearing alloys, and as an alloying ingredient to Copper to improve hardness

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