silvery-white transition metal
Atomic number/Protons: 28
Atomic Mass: 58.693
Where and When?
Nickel is a natural element of the earth's crust: therefore, small amounts are found in food, water, soil and air.
Uses and Characteristics
Characteristics: High melting point, 1453 ºC, resists corrosion and oxidation, very ductile, alloys readily, magnetic at room temperature, can be deposited by electroplating, and has catalytic properties.
Chemical properties: Nickel is not very reactive. It reacts very slowly with oxygen in the air.
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