the Properties of Nickel? Definition of Nickel
What is the definition of
Nickel? In a general overview of the element we can at first describe Nickel as
a solid. It is a lustrous, silvery-white, hard, metallic element, however, most
nickel compounds are blue or green. Nickel occurs sparingly in nature in
minerals such as pentlandite and niccolite. It is present in most meteorites.
Nickel is used especially for mixing with other metals and for plating. The
Chemical Properties are the
characteristics of a substance, like Nickel, which distinguishes it from any
other substance. Most common substances exist as
States of Matter as solids, liquids, gases and plasma. Refer to the article on
Nickel for additional information and facts about this substance.
- What are the Physical Properties of Nickel?
What are the Physical
Properties of Nickel? The Physical properties of Nickel are the characteristics
that can be observed without changing the substance into another
substance. Physical properties are usually those that can be observed using our
senses such as color, luster, freezing point, boiling point, melting point, density, hardness and odor. The Physical Properties of
Nickel are as follows:
Conductivity: Fairly good conductor of heat and electricity
Ductility: It can be beaten into extremely thin sheets
Malleability: Itís capable of being shaped or bent
Exhibits a shine or glow
Hardness: Harder than iron
Ferromagnetic: Nickel is easily magnetized
Nickel Properties - What are the Chemical Properties of Nickel?
What are the Chemical
Properties of Nickel?
They are the characteristics that
determine how it will react with other substances or change from
one substance to another. The better we know the nature of the substance the
better we are able to understand it. Chemical properties are only observable during a
chemical reaction. Reactions to substances may be brought
about by changes brought about by burning, rusting, heating, exploding, tarnishing
etc. The Chemical
Properties of Nickel are as follows:
Corrosion: highly resistant to rusting and corrosion
Reactivity with Oxygen: Nickel metal does not react with air under
ambient conditions but in the finely dispersed state nickel it ignites
spontaneously in air
Alloys: Stainless steel and copper-nickel alloy tubing
Compounds: Used for electroplating and to make nickel alloys
Info about Nickel Properties
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physical and chemical properties of Nickel which are useful as
homework help for chemistry students. Additional facts and
information regarding the Periodic Table and the elements may be
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