A soft, bluish-white metallic element occurring mainly in zinc, copper, and lead ores, that's quickly slashed with a knife and is used in low-friction, fatigue-resistant alloys, solders, dental amalgams, nickel-cadmium storage battery packs, nuclear reactor shields, plus rustproof electroplating. Atomic quantity 48; atomic body weight 112.41; melting point 320.9°C; boiling point 765°C; specific gravity 8.65; valence 2. See Table at element.
a metallic chemical element (symbol Cd) with an atomic range 48.
A comparatively rare element about zinc, and occurring in some zinc ores. It's a white steel, both ductile and malleable. Icon Cd. Atomic weight 111.8. It was found by Stromeyer in 1817, who named it from the connection with zinc or zinc ore.
Atomic weight, 112.1; substance representation, Cd. A metal found by Stromeyer in 1817, resembling tin in color and general appearance, and, like this steel, having a “cry” whenever bent.
a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; does occur in colaboration with zinc ores