Cadmium bromide

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Cadmium bromide is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is CdBr2. It has cadmium and bromide ions in it. The cadmium is in its +2 oxidation state.

Properties[change | edit source]

Cadmium bromide is a very pale yellow solid. It easily dissolves in water. It is quite toxic.

Preparation[change | edit source]

Cadmium bromide is made by reacting cadmium with bromine or by reacting cadmium or its oxide with hydrobromic acid and evaporating the solution in helium.

Uses[change | edit source]

It is used in photography and engraving.

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