| IUPAC name
| Other names
Nitric acid, cadmium salt
|Molar mass||236.422 g/mol|
|Appearance||Hygroscopic crystalline solid|
|Density|| 3.6 g/cm3 (anhydrous)|
2.45 g/cm3 (tetrahdyrate)
|Melting point|| anhydrous|
360 °C (680 °F; 633 K)
59.5 °C (139.1 °F; 332.6 K)
| 109.7 g/100 ml (0 °C)|
126.6 g/100 ml (18 °C)
139.8 g/100 ml (30 °C)
320.9 g/100 ml (59.5 °C)
|Solubility||Soluble in ammonia, alcohols, acetone, diethyl ether, DMSO|
|Solubility in dimethyl sulfoxide||30 g/100 ml (25 °C) (tetrahydrate)|
|Safety data sheet||Sigma-Aldrich (tetrahydrate)|
|Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):|
LD50 (Median dose)
|300 mg/kg (rat, oral)|
| Zinc nitrate|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Cadmium nitrate is the cadmium salt of nitric acid, with the formula Cd(NO3)2. It is commonly encountered as tetrahydrate.
Heating cadmium nitrate causes it to decompose to cadmium oxide, and nitrogen dioxide.
- Cd(NO3)2 → CdO + 2 NO2 + ½ O2
Cadmium nitrate is a crystalline solid, soluble in water.
Cadmium nitrate is sold by chemical suppliers, but it's not easy to acquire, due to its hazards.
- Cd + 4 HNO3 → Cd(NO3)2 + 2 NO2 + 2 H2O (concentrated acid)
- 3 Cd + 8 HNO3 → 3 Cd(NO3)2 + 2 NO + 4 H2O (diluted acid)
- CdO + 2 HNO3 → Cd(NO3)2 + H2O
- Flash powder
- Make CdS nanoparticles
- Compound collecting
Cadmium nitrate is extremely toxic and is classified as Group 1 carcinogen. Wear proper protection when handling it.
Cadmium nitrate should be kept in closed and air-tight bottles, as it's hygroscopic.
Should be converted to an insoluble cadmium compound, such as cadmium sulfide and taken to hazardous waste disposal centers.