Ni - Nickel

By: Mia Tsudis


Nickel had been used for thousands of years previous to its debut on the periodic table; however, it was finally considered a chemical element in 1751 when Baron Axel Frederic Constant extracted pure nickel from an ore. Originally trying to extract copper, he named the element after the German translation of "Devil's copper".

Uses of Nickel

Nickel is often used as an alloy, meaning it is combined with other substances to make it stronger. Over two third of the world's nickel is used to make stainless steel; this is commonly seen in kitchen appliances, car parts, and watches. Also it can be used to in jet engines to coat the Turbine Blades.

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Nickel in Nature

Nickel is often found in drinking water, soil, and the Earths crust. Additionally, volcanic eruptions give off large amounts of nickel. It has also been studied that there are traces of Nickel in the air we breathe. For more information about how Nickel is "harvested" from pure substance form, watch the video!


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