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Cadmium Shot Tear Drop

Cadmium Shot Tear Drop

Cadmium Shot Tear Drop
Product Number NRE-8007
CAS No. 7440-43-9
Formula Cd
Molecular Weight 112.411 g/mol
APS 1-2 mm (Can be Customized)
Purity 99.9%
Colour grey
Density 8.65 g/cm3
Melting Point 321.1 °C
Boiling Point 766.8 °C

Cadmium Shot Tear Drop

Cadmium is a shiny, silvery-white, ductile, very malleable metal. Its surface is bluish and the metal is soft enough to be cut with a knife, but it tarnishes in the air. It is soluble in acids but not in alkalis. It is similar in many ways to zinc but forms more complex compounds.

About three-quarters of the cadmium is used in nickel-cadmium batteries, most of the remaining quarter is mainly used for pigments, coatings, and electroplating, and as stabilizers for plastics. Cadmium is used in particular for the electroplating of steel, where a cadmium film with a thickness of only 0.05 mm provides complete protection from the sea. Cadmium has the ability to absorb neutrons, which is why it is used as a barrier to control nuclear fission.

Cadmium is found mainly in the earth’s crust. It is always found in combination with zinc. Cadmium is also present in industry as an unavoidable by-product in the mining of zinc, lead, and copper. After application, it enters the environment mainly through the soil, as it is contained in manure and pesticides.