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Cadmium - Periodic Table of Videos

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The team at periodicvideos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. In this video, we take a look at cadmium, a highly toxic element used on pots, pipes, and for all kinds of other applications.

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Check out this video on how nuclear reactors work and watch how nuclear power has an effect on the world we live in.
For all the basics about cadmium, check out the Visual Elements Periodic Table.
For amazing photos and facts about cadmium, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
When the impressionist painter, Claude Monet, was asked about the colors he used, he replied, "In short, I use white lead, cadmium yellow, vermilion, madder, cobalt blue, chrome green. That’s all."
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Do you know which elements are contained in the different color pencils or pen ink that you have in your case?
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