Element, atomska težina 112.41, redni broj 48, znak Cd, cinku sličan metal, plavkastobelog sjaja, upotrebljava se u zubarskoj tehnici, kao materijal za elektrode itd.; spojen sa sumporom daje lepu žutu slikarsku boju.
Sinonimi: Cd | atomic number 48
ETYM New Lat. Related to Cadmia.
Soft, silver-white, ductile, and malleable metallic element, symbol Cd, atomic number 48, atomic weight 112.40. Cadmium occurs in nature as a sulfide or carbonate in zinc ores. It is a toxic metal that, because of industrial dumping, has become an environmental pollutant. It is used in batteries, electroplating, and as a constituent of alloys used for bearings with low coefficients of friction; it is also a constituent of an alloy with a very low melting point.
Cadmium is also used in the control rods of nuclear reactors, because of its high absorption of neutrons. It was named in 1817 by the German chemist Friedrich Strohmeyer (1776–1835) after Greek mythological character Cadmus.
A soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores; SYN. Cd, atomic number 48.
Abbreviation for compact disc; Corps Diplomatique (French “Diplomatic Corps”); certificate of deposit.