The Periodic Table/48 - Cadmium (Cd)

Element Cadmium (Cd, 48)

Here you can read more about the chemical element Cadmium. Its shemical symbol is Cd and its atomic number is 48. The relative atomic mass of Cadmium is 112.411 u. The elemental classification of Cadmium is Transition metals, and it belongs to group 12 and period 5 in the Periodic Table of Elements.

The density of Cadmium is 8650 kg/m3. And the mineral hardness of Cadmium is 2 Mohs. The melting point of Cadmium is 594 Kelvin (321 ℃). The boiling point of Cadmium is 1037 Kelvin (764 ℃). Cadmium was discovered in the year 1817 by Karl Samuel Leberecht Hermann and Friedrich Stromeyer.

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Data about element Cadmium

Chemical symbol
Element classification
Transition metals
Atomic number
Relativ atomic mass
Atomic mass
112.411 u
8650 kg/m3
Melting point
594 K   (321 ℃)
Boiling point
1037 K   (764 ℃)
Mineral hardness
2 Mohs
Discovered year
Discovered by
Karl Samuel Leberecht Hermann och Friedrich Stromeyer