Nickel

By: Gwen Friedman

Some things to know about nickel

Symbol: Ni


Atomic Number: 28


Atomic Weight: 58.6934


Group:10


Period: 4


Color: Silver/white


Classification: Metal

More things to know about nickel

History: Discovered by Axel Fredrik Cronstedt in Sweden,1751


Uses: Added to glass for green color, alloy in stainless steel, tubing made of a copper-nickel, used to make coins, nickel steel for armor plates, burglar-proof vaults, and batteries


Description: Lustrous, silver, shiny, solid, magnetic, metal


Biology: ppb by weight -100

ppb by atoms -11


Geology: ppb by weight -60000

ppb by atoms -1000


Properties: Melting point 2651 °F, Boling point 5275 °F, structure ccp (cubic close-packed)