Periodic Table of the Elements: Nickel

Name: Nickel
Symbol: Ni
Atomic Number: 28
Atomic Mass: 58.71
Atomic Volume: 6.60 cc/mol
Discovered By: First isolated by Cronstedt in 1751
Discovery Date: 1751
Origin of Name: Nickel - (German) Nickel (Satan, or "Old Nick") and Kupfernickel (Old Nick's copper)
Toxicity: Finely dispersed nickel dust is toxic; attacks the lungs, produces chronic poisoning. Nickel salts produce "nickel eczema." Nickel carbonyl is highly toxic.
Summary: Used extensively as a catalyst, and in making stainless steels and other alloys. American five-cent pieces no longer contain nickel.


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