Nickel by: Mikayla Kwok February 5, 2013
Introducing Nickel Nickel's symbol is Ni and it's atomic number is 28.Nickel is also a solid and a metal. Nickel is a white and silver colored metal.It is also known as Devil's copper.
History of Nickel Nickel was discovered in the year of 1751 by Axel Fredrik Cronstedt. Nickel costs 100 grams for $1.90. This element is also belongs to the transition metals family.
Information Nickel has a melting point of 1435 degrees Celsius and a boiling point of 2732 degrees Celcius. It also has 28 protrons and 28 electrons. Nickel has 31 neutrons, too. Its atomic mass is 58.6934 amu.
Interesting Facts Nickel is used to make batteries, stainless steel and a little bit of nickel used in the American nickel. Nickel is found in alloys, pipes, and magnets, too. It can also turn glass into a greenish color. They are also found in meteors.
Occurence Nickel most often occurs in the combination of sulfur and iron. It is mostly found in iron meteorites as alloys. Most nickel on Earth is in its outer and inner core. Some bulks of mined nickels comes from limonites and laterites.
Applications Nickel is used for many things, but is made for 46% of nickel steels. It is used in products like stainless steel, magnets, coinage, rechargeable batteries, electric guitar strings, and more. It naturally is a magnetic material which is part of the magnetic field.
Properties Nickel has a silver and white color that highly polished. It is both hard and magnetic. It is also a conductor of heat and electricity. Nickel also belongs in the iron and colbat group of metals.
More Facts Nickel is used for over 300,000 productions. 6% of nickel is used for coins, electronics, and batteries. Nickel is the only element named after a devil. The devil was Kufernickel which means "Old Nick's Copper". Miners used to get confused with coppers and nickels so they thought the devil tricked them.
Conclusion Enjoy! In conclusion, nickel is an important element in the element. Even though it isn't as well known like gold or silver, it is still essential to the element table. So remember: Nickel is in alloys. Nickel is meteorites. Once you finish watching this presentation, you’ll think nickel is dynamite!