Nickel is an element found on the periodic table.Nickel has 28 protons,28electrons,and 30 neutrons.Its chemical symbol is Ni.The atomic mass is 58.Nickel was discovered in 1751 in china by the people in the middle east.It is located in group number 10 and period 4 on the periodic table.Its in the trasnsition metals family.Other elements in the family it might share characteristics with are cobalt, iron,and copper.Nickel is a solid.It is a metal.Nickel today is used for making stainless steel and other resistant alloys.