Cadmium Bromide

Title: Cadmium Bromide
CAS Registry Number: 7789-42-6
Molecular Formula: Br2Cd
Molecular Weight: 272.22
Percent Composition: Br 58.71%, Cd 41.29%
Line Formula: CdBr2
Literature References: Usually prepd from the elements: Honigschmid, Schlee, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 227, 184 (1936); Wagenknecht, Juza, in Handbook of Inorganic Chemistry vol. 2, G. Brauer, Ed. (Academic Press, New York, 2nd ed., 1965) p 1096.
Properties: Hexagonal, pearly flakes; highly hygroscopic. mp 566°; bp 963°; d 5.192. Freely sol in water, alc; moderately sol in acetone; slightly sol in ether. Crystallizes as the monohydrate below 36°, as the tetrahydrate above 36°.
Melting point: mp 566°
Boiling point: bp 963°
Density: d 5.192
Use: In photography, process engraving, and lithography.
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