Cadmium Sulfate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Cadmium Sulfate Properties

Cadmium Sulfate

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Cadmium sulfate is the name of a series of related inorganic compounds. Cadmium sulfate octohydrate can be prepared by the reaction of cadmium metal or its oxide or hydroxide with dilute sulfuric acid. Cadmium sulfate is very rarely found naturally in from of a tetrahydrate mineral called drobecite and as a basic salt in the mineral Niedermayrite. It is used as a pigment. It is used widely for the electroplating of cadmium in electronic circuits. It is also a precursor to cadmium-based pigment such as cadmium sulfide. It is also used for electrolyte in a Weston standard cell.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Crystalline Powder
Boiling Point 330 °C
CAS Number 10124-36-4
ChEBI 50292
EINECS Number 233-331-6
InChI 1S/Cd.H2O4S/c;1-5(2,3)4/h;(H2,1,2,3,4)/q+2;/p-2
Main Hazards Cadmium Sulfate inhalation may cause dryness of throat, coughing, constriction in chest, and headache.Ingestion may cause salvation, vomiting, abdominal pains or diarrhea. Contact with eyes causes irritation.
Melting Point 41 °C
Molar Mass 208.47 g/mol
Molecular Formula CdO4S
NFPA 704 H-3,F-1,R-0,C-NA
Other_Cations Zinc Sulfate;Calcium Sulfate;Magnesium Sulfate
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