Cadmium tetrafluoroborate

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Cadmium tetrafluoroboate
Identifiers
CAS number 14486-19-2 YesY
PubChem 12886773
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Properties
Molecular formula Cd(BF4)2
Molar mass 286.020 g/mol
Appearance colorless liquid
very hygroscopic
Odor odorless
Density 1.60 g/cm3
Solubility in water very soluble
Solubility very soluble in alcohol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Cadmium tetrafluroborate is a chemical compound, with the formula Cd(BF4)2.[1]

Preparation[edit]

Cadmium tetrafluoroborate is prepared from the reaction between an aqueous solution of fluoroboric acid and cadmium carbonate or cadmium oxide.

Uses[edit]

Its primary uses are to prepare electroplating baths for high strength steels where normal cyanide baths cause problems of hydrogen embrittlement.

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