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Information on the Element, Nickel

Ni Nickel 28 55.693

Key Information:

Atomic Number: 28
Atomic Mass: 55.693
Atomic Symbol: Ni
Element Type: transition-metal
Element Group: 10
Element Period: 4
Element Block: d
Melting Point: 1455°C, 2651°F, 1728 K
Boiling Point: 2913°C, 5275°F, 3186 K

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Properties of Nickel (Ni)

What is the chemical symbol for Nickel?

The chemical symbol for Nickel is Ni

What is the atomic number of Nickel?

The atomic number for Nickel is 28 in the periodic table.

What is the atomic mass of Nickel?

The atomic mass of Nickel is 58.693u

What elemental group is Nickel in?

Nickel belongs to the elemental group 10 of chemical elements in the periodic table.

What is the natural state of Nickel?

Nickel, in it's natural state, is a solid metal.

What is the density of Nickel?

The density of Nickel is 58.693 g/cm³

What is the Melting point of Nickel?

The melting point of Nickel is 1084.62°C

What is the boiling point of Nickel?

The boiling point of Copper is 2560°C

What are the Characteristics of Nickel?

What is Nickel?

Nickel is a chemical element. It is a natural metal and belongs to group 10 of the periodic table.

What is Nickel made of?

Nickel, as a chemical element is made solely out of Iron.

What colour is Nickel?

Nickel is silvery-white coloured metal with a slight hint of gold

What is Nickel used for?

Nickel is most often used for alloying elements, coating and in technological equipment such as mobile phones and medical equipment.

Is Nickel Ferrous?

Nickel is Non-ferrous.

Is Nickel magnetic?

No, Nickel is not magnetic.

Does Nickel rust?

Nickel, though highly resistant to corrosion or rusting can do so if exposed to large amounts of humidity.

Does Nickel change colour?

Nickel can change colour through oxidization. Normally becoming slightly darker tint of gold.

How do you get Nickel?

Nickel is a natural metal and can be found in the earths crust.

Can Nickel be recycled?

Yes, Nickel can be recycled.

History of Nickel (Ni)

Who discovered Nickel?

Nickel was discovered by Swedish Chemist, Acel Fredrik Cronstedt.

What year was Nickel discovered?

Nickel was discovered in 1751.

Where does Nickel come from?

Nickel is found in the mineral pentlandite and is mostly mined from the earths crust.

Origin of Name for Nickel

The word Nickel originates from the German word "Kupfernickel" meaning Devils Copper

Interesting Facts about Nickel

Interesting Fact about Nickel - 1.

Nickel can be added to glass to give it a green colour.

Interesting Fact about Nickel - 2.

The US "Nickel" is actually more Copper than Nickel with a 3:1 ratio. The coin is 75% Copper and only 25% Nickel

Interesting Fact about Nickel - 3.

Nickel, if finely processed can be used as a compound for hydrogenating vegetable oils.

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