Cadmium Oxide Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Cadmium Oxide Properties

Cadmium Oxide

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Cadmium Oxide is an inorganic compound. It is one of the main precursors to other cadmium compounds. It crystallizes in a cubic rock salt lattice like sodium chloride, with octahedral cation and anion centers. It is produced by burning elemental cadmium in air. Cadmium oxide is used in cadmium plating baths, electrodes for storage batteries, cadmium salts, catalyst, ceramic glazes, phosphors, and nematocide, used as an ingredient for electroplating baths, pigments, transparent conductive material. It is also used as chemical raw material for glass and ceramic industry.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point 1385 °C
CAS Number 1306-19-0
Crystal Structure Cubic
Density 8.15 g/ml
EINECS Number 215-146-2
InChI 1S/Cd.O
Main Hazards A single exposure to cadmium oxide fumes can cause severe or fatal lung irritation. Ingestion produces severe toxic effects, both kidney and liver injures may occur.
Melting Point 900°C
Molar Mass 128.41 g/mol
Molecular Formula CdO
NFPA 704 H-4,F-0,R-0,C-NA
Other_Cations Zinc Oxide;Mercury Oxide
RTECS Number EV1925000
Refractive 2.49 n/D
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