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Atomic symbol - Cd
Atomic weight - 112.411
Atomic number - 48
Electron configuration - 2-8-18-18-2
Oxidation states - +2
State of matter - solid
Heavy metal-low melting
Discovered in 1817 by Friedrich Strohmeyer
Boils at 765 .C, melts at 321 .C

Cadmium is a silvery-white metal that is as nearly as soft as tin and like tin
emits a crackling sound when bent. It is a rare element. Most cadmium i used
in electroplating various alloys to help prevent corrosion.

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