by Abby Bandy
Origin of Name
The word nickel is a shortened translation of the German word kupfernickel. Kupfer means copper and the term nickel in German referred to Satan or the devil.
In the U.S., a 5 cent coin is called a "nickel" despite being made out of 75% copper and 25% nickel!
- The melting point is 1,455 degrees C.
- The boiling point is 2,913 degrees C.
- Nickel belongs to the transition metal family.
- It's normal phase is a solid.