Atomic number: 48
Category: transition metal
Density at 25°C: solid: 8.65 g·cm−3
Cadmium is most often used in pigments and batteries for example Nickel Cadmium rechargeable ones. Though the use of cadmium is being reduced due to it's toxicity.
Use, natural applications or common combinations:
- Pigments, but potentially hazardous.
- Laboratory lasers
- Standard atomic weight: 112.411(8)
- Melting point: 321.07 °C
- Boiling point: 767 °C
- Radioactivity: most stable but one is radioactive
- 113Cd is naturally (12.2% ) radioactive but with a very long half life of 7.7×1015 y