Nickel

Interactive Periodic Table example by Mrs. Fairchild

Information about Nickel

Nickel is...


  • a TRANSITION ELEMENT.
  • a METAL.
  • a solid at room temperature.
  • a member of period 4.
  • number 28 on the periodic table.
  • 58.69 amu.
  • Ni on the periodic table.
  • found by Axel Fredrik Cronstedt in 1751.
  • mined from the Earth & is naturally occurring in nature.
  • believed to be the second most abundant element in the Earth's core after iron.
  • used in manufacturing.
  • found in a number of household items.
  • a silvery white metal
  • a fair conductor of heat & electricity.




The electron configuration of Nickel.

Nickel has 28 protons & electrons.

It has 31 neutrons.

There are 2 valence electrons.


The Fantastic Element of Nickel

Nickel is used with other metals for many products.

Stainless steel

Nickel is used as one metal when making stainless steel fixtures and appliances.


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Nickel is used to make jewelry.

Many people are allergic to Nickel.