What is Nickel?

Nickel is a metal with a lustrous silver finish. Nickel is the fifth most common element on Earth. It is an essential element in our daily life and can be found in many things around us, such as batteries used for remote controls, as well as stainless steel used in the manufacture of kitchen sinks.

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Chemical Properties of Nickel

  • Atomic symbol: Ni
  • Atomic number: 28
  • Element Category: Transitional metals
  • Density: 8.908 g / cc
  • Melting point: 2,651 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Boiling point: 5275 ° F

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Facts About Nickel

  • Magnetic at room temperature.
  • It can be completely recycled.
  • Resists corrosion and oxidation.
  • Soft and malleable.
  • Tougher than iron.

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Common Properties of Nickel

  • Stainless steel production.
  • Rechargeable batteries.
  • Making Coins.
  • Making ronze alloy.
  • Electric guitar strings.

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