Cadmium compounds: cadmium telluride

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The cadmium in cadmium telluride formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Cadmium telluride

  • Formula as often written: CdTe
  • Hill system formula: Cd1Te1
  • CAS registry number: [1306-25-8]
  • Formula weight: 240.011
  • Class: telluride

Synonyms

  • cadmium telluride
  • cadmium(II) telluride

Physical properties

  • Colour: brown-black to black
  • Appearance: crysalline solid
  • Melting point: 1040°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 6200 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in cadmium telluride
Element %
Cd 46.84
Te 53.16

Synthesis

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Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the CdTe unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Cd1Te1

mass  %
226   0.0 
227 0.0
228 0.2
229 0.1
230 0.5
231 0.6
232 3.4 __
233 2.8 _
234 10.4 _____
235 11.0 ______
236 32.2 ________________
237 26.8 _____________
238 60.4 ______________________________
239 45.5 _______________________
240 94.6 _______________________________________________
241 46.8 _______________________
242 100.0 __________________________________________________
243 22.1 ___________
244 64.7 ________________________________
245 0.0
246 13.6 _______

References

The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

  • R.T. Sanderson in Chemical Periodicity, Reinhold, New York, USA, 1960.
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  • R.W.G. Wyckoff, in Crystal Structures, volume 1, Interscience, John Wiley & Sons, 1963.
  • A.R.West in Basic solid state chemistry Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Wells in Structural inorganic chemistry, 4th edition, Oxford, UK, 1975.
  • J.D.H. Donnay, (ed.) in Crystal data determinative tables, ACA monograph number 5, American Crystallographic Association, USA, 1963.
  • D.R. Lide, (ed.) in Chemical Rubber Company handbook of chemistry and physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 77th edition, 1996.
  • J.W. Mellor in A comprehensive treatise on inorganic and theoretical chemistry, volumes 1-16, Longmans, London, UK, 1922-1937.
  • J.E. Macintyre (ed.) in Dictionary of inorganic compounds, volumes 1-3, Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 1992.

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