By Makayla Horst
Nickel has an atomic mass of 58.6934. It appears silvery-white with a varying golden hint. As a metal, Nickel can conduct heat or energy easily. It has a melting point of 1455 ºC and a boiling point of 2913 ºC. And at room temperature (22ºC), Nickel is a solid. The element's atomic radius stands at 149 pm. Nickel's density is 8.908 g/cc. Nickel conducts heat easily, considering its a metal. It is very malleable and ductile, as it forms like wire easily. Along with it's malleability, Nickel is very hard and can not be shattered or broken with ease.
Nickel is an important part to many alloys because of its resistance to corrosion even at very high temperatures.
The nickel (the coin), has approximately 25% of its namesake, Nickel, and 75% copper.
The name nickel comes from the German words, 'Kupfer', meaning copper, and 'Nickel', meaning devil. The Germans referred to it as Nickel because they thought that the devil was changing the copper into less valuable Nickel.
Atomic Number : 28
Mass Number : 28
Protons : 28
Neutrons : 31
Electrons : 28