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Porcupine Plain Composite High School, Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan, Canada

Nickel, 28, Porcupine Plain Composite High School, Porcupine Plain, SKNickel: For the symbol, we used a magnet and a battery because nickel is found in both.  The green background and the green atomic number represent that nickel is used as a tint to make glass green.  The devil represents “devil’s copper”, which nickel was referred to because it interfered with the smelting of copper.  Nickel is found in many meteorites.  Lastly, the 5 cent coin (commonly called the “nickel”), was previously made mostly out of nickel but is now only partly made out of nickel.

Jason Harbor and the last Chemistry 30 class at Porcupine Plain Composite High School, Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan, Canada

Atomic properties*

Name:

Symbol:

Atomic number:

Atomic mass:

Melting point:

Boiling point:

Density:

Electronegativity:

Number of isotopes:

State:

Colour:

Classification:

Nickel

Ni

28

58.69 amu

1455°C

2913°C

8.9 g/cm3

1.91

7

Solid

Lustrous, metallic-silvery-tinge±

Metallic±

 

* Haynes, W. M. (2011). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 91st edition: http://www.hbcponline.com/ Retrieved April 7, 2011

± Winter, M. (2010). Home of the Periodic Table. Retrieved April 8, 2011, from Web Elements: http://www.webelements.com/