Cadmium Acetate
Title: Cadmium Acetate
CAS Registry Number: 543-90-8
Molecular Formula: C4H6CdO4
Molecular Weight: 230.50
Percent Composition: C 20.84%, H 2.62%, Cd 48.77%, O 27.76%
Line Formula: Cd(CH3COO)2
Literature References: Prepd by treating cadmium nitrate with acetic anhydride: Späth, Monatsh. Chem. 33, 241 (1912); Wagenknecht, Juza, in Handbook of Preparative Inorganic Chemistry vol. 2, G. Brauer, Ed. (Academic Press, New York, 2nd ed., 1965) p 1105.
Derivative Type: Dihydrate
Properties: Crystals. Slight acetic acid odor; becomes anhydr at about 130°. d 2.01. d (anhydr) 2.341. mp (anhydr) 255°. Freely sol in water; sol in alcohol. pH of 0.2 molar aq soln 7.1.
Melting point: mp (anhydr) 255°
Density: d 2.01; d (anhydr) 2.341
Use: Producing iridescent effects on porcelains and pottery; as a reagent for determination of S, Se, and Te; in cadmium electroplating.

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