Cadmium sulfate

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Cadmium sulfate is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is CdSO4. It is made of cadmium and sulfate ions. The cadmium is in its +2 oxidation state.

Properties[change | edit source]

Cadmium sulfate is a white solid. It easily dissolves in water. It is toxic and carcinogenic.

Preparation[change | edit source]

Cadmium sulfate is made by dissolving cadmium carbonate, cadmium oxide, or cadmium metal in sulfuric acid.

Uses[change | edit source]

Cadmium sulfate is used to electroplate cadmium on electronic circuits. It is also used to make cadmium sulfide, a pigment. It is used as an electrolyte in a certain battery used to make voltmeters accurate.

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