|Atomic mass||58.7 amu|
|Date of discovery||1751|
|Name of discoverer||Alex Cronstedt|
|Name origin||From the German word kupfernickel (false copper)|
|Uses||Electroplating metal alloys, nickel-cadmium batteries|
Nickel is the chemical element with atomic number 28 and symbol Ni. In the periodic table it is one of the transition metals. It is a silvery white metal and is often used for its resistance to oxidation and conductivity of heat and electricity. It is one of the few magnetic elements (iron and cobalt are the others).
Nickel (US coin)
A nickel is a coin worth five cents. It is currently made of cupronickel. During World War II, nickel was needed for the war effort, and the composition was made up of copper, silver, and manganese. The nickel currently features Thomas Jefferson on the obverse side, and Monticello on the reverse.
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