by: Elizabeth Johnson
Where is Nickel on the Periodic Table
Nickel belongs to the transition metals and is hard and ductile
Number of protons, neutrons, and electrons
where is it found in nature?
most nickel is obtained from the mineral pentlandite
uses for nickel
Nickel is important because it forms alloys with several other elements. It’s useful in making corrosive-resistant alloys such as the patented products Invar, Monel, Inconel and the Hastelloys. Tubing made of copper-nickel alloy is extensively used in making desalination plants for converting sea water into fresh water
characteristics of nickel
Nickel is silver in color.
physical and chemical properties
- melting point 1453 degrees celsius
- boiling point 2732 degrees celcius
- density 8.9 g/cm3
- nickel is magnetic, hard, malleable, and doctile
- atomic number 28
- atomic mass 58.71g
- electronegativity according to Pauling 1.8
date nickel was discovered
where was nickel discovered?
In the mineral niccolite
Swedish chemist Axel Fredrik Cronstedt
- It is a fairly good conductor of heat and electricity.
- The word nickel is a shortened translation of the German word kupfernickel. Which means copper and the term nickel in German referred to Satan or the devil.
- Nickel plating is often used to coat other metals for protection. It’s also used in the manufacture of Alnico magnents, ceramics, and in the Edison storage battery