Cadmium iodide

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Cadmium iodide is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is CdI2. It has cadmium and iodide ions in it.

Properties[change | change source]

Cadmium iodide crystal structure

Cadmium iodide is a white or pale yellow solid. It is known for its crystal structure. Many other chemical compounds have a cadmium iodide crystal structure. It easily dissolves in water. It is toxic.

Preparation[change | change source]

It is made by reacting cadmium with iodine. It can also be made by reacting cadmium, or cadmium oxide with hydriodic acid.

Uses[change | change source]

Cadmium iodide is used to make phosphors (things that light when struck by UV light), photography, and electroplating.

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