By Marcus Lynch
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Density- 8 g/cc
Melting Point- 1728 K (2651 F)
State of Matter- It is a solid at room temp.
What does it Nickel react with?- Nickel is resistant to corrosion at high temperatures. So they use it in gas turbines and rocket engines for this reason.
How do we get Nickel?- You have to mine in order to get nickel. Australia has the most to be mined and Canada also has a lot of nickel over by the Ontario area.
What are some common uses?- The most common use for nickel is making alloys. A main one would be like stainless steel. It is also used in cell phones and medical equipment.
Commonly identified compounds and Isotopes- Nickel Nitrate, Ni 58, Ni 60, Ni 61, Ni 62, and Ni 64.
History- It was discovered in 1751 in Sweden. The man who discovered it was Axel Fredrik Cronstedt. It was used to color glass green.
Fun Fact- The coin that we Americans call a nickel which is equal to five cents. Is only 25% nickel and is 75% copper.