Definitions for cadmium chloride
The cadmium salt of hydrochloric acid, CdCl; it is used in photography and dyeing, and in the preparation of other cadmium compounds
Cadmium chloride is a white crystalline compound of cadmium and chlorine, with the formula CdCl2. It is a hygroscopic solid that is highly soluble in water and slightly soluble in alcohol. Although it is considered to be ionic, it has considerable covalent character to its bonding. The crystal structure of cadmium chloride, composed of two-dimensional layers of ions, is a reference for describing other crystal structures. Also known are CdCl2.H2O and CdCl2.5H2O.
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A cadmium halide in the form of colorless crystals, soluble in water, methanol, and ethanol. It is used in photography, in dyeing, and calico printing, and as a solution to precipitate sulfides. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)
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