St. Nicholas's Copper
The devil's copper
Nickel was discovered by Axel Fredrik Cronstedt in 1751 at Sweden. The name originated from "kupfernickel", also referred to as st.nicholas's copper or the devils copper. Nickel was discovered when Cronstedt tried to extract copper from a mineral but instead got a silvery metallic substance, wich was named nickel.
What it's used for
Nickel makes up 25% of this fice cent american coin.
Nickel was discovered in the mineral that is used to color glass green.
Melting point: 1728 [1455 °C (2651 °F)] K
Boiling point: 3186 [2913 °C (5275 °F)] K
Density of solid: 8908 kg m‑
Nickel is an important part of the Human diet. Studies have shown rats and chickens have liver problems when they feed on liver-deficient diets.
Where it's found
Nickel is found in many meteorites, and there is a very large iron-nickel alloy deposit in Greenland.