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Cadmium Nitrate

Cadmium Nitrate, Cd(NO3)24H2O

Caution
Observe safety precautions for handling concentrated
acids. Wear eye protection and impervious gloves. Use
caution and always add acid slowly to water. Corrosive to
skin, metals, and clothing. Avoid contact with liquid and
vapor. Use an exhaust hood.

Preparation
1.0 M Cadmium Nitrate (also referred to as 300 g/L)
  1. Dissolve 308 grams of cadmium nitrate in about
    800 mL of distilled water contained in a 1-litre
    volumetric flask.
  2. Dilute to volume with distilled water and mix.
Acidified Cadmium Nitrate
  1. Dissolve 200 grams of cadmium nitrate in about
    800 mL of distilled water contained in a 1-litre
    volumetric flask.
  2. Using a graduated cylinder, carefully add 20 mL of
    concentrated nitric acid. 
  3. Dilute to volume with distilled water and mix.
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