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Atomic symbol Ni
Atomic number 28
Classification Transition metal
Atomic mass 58.7 amu
Other Information
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
Obtained from Pentlandite

This page refers to the element. For information on the coin, see Nickel (coin)
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.[1] It is one of the few magnetic elements (iron and cobalt are the others).

Nickel is often found in coins, wires, meteorites, and steel alloys.