Nickel

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Nickel
58.6934(2)



  Ni
28
1s22s22p63s23p63d84s2
[ ? ] Transition metal:
Properties:
Silvery-white,hard, malleable, ductile metal. Somewhat ferromagnetic.
Hazard:
Nickel carbonyl is very toxic. Other nickel compounds may also be toxic.


Nickel is a chemical element, having the chemical symbol Ni. Its atomic number (the number of protons) is 28. It has a standard atomic weight of 58.6934 g•mol −1, and is a solid in its elemental form.

Nickel is considered to be a member of the "Transition metal" class of element. At a pressure of 101.325 kPa, it has a boiling point of 2,913 °C, and a melting point of 1,455 °C.