Meaning of NICKEL in English


Name: nickel

Symbol: Ni

Atomic number: 28

Atomic weight: 58.6934 (2)

Group in periodic table: 10

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Period in periodic table: 4

Block in periodic table: d-block

CAS registry ID: 7440-02-0

Nickel is found as a constituent in most meteorites and often serves as one of the criteria for distinguishing a meteorite from other minerals. Iron meteorites, or siderites, may contain iron alloyed with from 5 to nearly 20% nickel. The USA 5-cent coin (whose nickname is "nickel") contains just 25% nickel. Nickel is a silvery white metal that takes on a high polish. It is hard, malleable, ductile, somewhat ferromagnetic, and a fair conductor of heat and electricity.

Nickel carbonyl, [Ni(CO)4], is an extremely toxic gas and exposure should not exceed 0.007 mg M-3.

Chemistry of the elements English vocabulary.      Английский словарь химии элементов.