Nickel (atomic no. 28) belongs in Group VIII of the periodic table, the so-called iron-cobalt group of metals, and has an atomic weight of 58.71, specific gravity of 8.902, and melting point of 1,453°C. It is silvery white, takes on a high polish, is hard, malleable, ductile, and a good conductor of heat and electricity. It is insoluble in water, soluble in dilute HNO3, slightly soluble in HC1 and H2SO4, and insoluble in NH4OH.


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