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Facts About Cadmium and Mercury

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1 Facts
1.1 Interesting Facts
  • Naturally occurring minor elements include Cadmium.
  • Cadmium is released into atmosphere to control volcanic eruption and forest fires.
  • It is used for electroplating of Steel for corrosion resistance.
  • It can absorb neutrons and used in nuclear reactor to control atomic fission.
  • At room temperature mercury is found in a liquid state.
  • A coin of pound or rupees floats in mercury.
  • Because of its low melting point and boiling point it is used in thermometers.
1.2 Sources
Found As a By-product, Found in Minerals, Mining
Mining, Ores of Minerals
1.3 History
1.4.1 Who Discovered
Karl Samuel Leberecht Hermann and Friedrich Stromeyer
Ancient Chinese and Indians
1.4.3 Discovery
In 1817
Before 2000 BCE
1.5 Abundance
1.5.1 Abundance In Universe
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2 * 10-7 %
Rank: 22 (Overall)
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
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1.5.2 Abundance In Sun
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~0.0000006 %
Rank: 21 (Overall)
~-9999 %
Rank: 100 (Overall)
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1.5.4 Abundance In Meteorites
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0.00 %
Rank: 31 (Overall)
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
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1.5.6 Abundance In Earth's Crust
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0.00 %
Rank: 46 (Overall)
0.05 %
Rank: 9 (Overall)
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1.5.8 Abundance In Oceans
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0.00 %
Rank: 28 (Overall)
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
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1.5.10 Abundance In Humans
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0.00 %
Rank: 11 (Overall)
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
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