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Physical and chemical characteristics
Latin name Niccolum (Ni)
Group in Mendeleev's periodic table VIII
Atomic number 28
Atomic weight 58.69
Colour Silvery-white
Density 8.90 g/cm3
Melting point t 1,455 °С
Ferromagnetic (Curie point) 358 °С
Resistance Very resistant to the effects of air and water.

Nickel is known to have been discovered in 1751.

As recently as a hundred years ago, it was still considered to be a worthless variety of copper. MineA mining location for the extraction of ores.Go to the glossaryrs in south-eastern Germany mistook a mixture of nickel and arsenic for copper. The name of the metal comes from the German word “Nickel” which was the name given to an evil spirit who was reputed to interfere with the work of miners.