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Cadmium <br />By Sarah Crosby and Emily Kate Finn<br />
Group, Period, and Number , Symbol<br />Cadmium is in group 12 and period 5 on the periodic table. It is the 48th element on the periodic table of the elements and its symbol is Cd. <br />
Who discovered it and when?<br />Cadmium was discovered in 1817 by Frederick Strohmeyer, a German chemist. He discovered it while he was purifying some samples of zinc carbonate. <br />
Quantities?<br />Cadmium is found is small quantities. Cadmium is a rare element. It is found in minor components in most zinc ores. The amount of Cadmium has also been cut down because of its high toxicity and environmental concerns. <br />
Uses and Value <br />Cadmium is used mostly in batteries and jewelry. Other uses for Cadmium are coatings and plating as well as a stabilizer for plastic . It is used in the color tubes for televisions. It is used as a semi-conductor which means that cadmium can be bonded with other elements to form new elements. <br />