ZOE SHINGLER - 10/4/2007 11:50:59 PM
Nickel is a silver-white metal. Nickle is rarely pure metal in nature. Nickel is found in chemical compounds and minerals called ores. Nickel ores are often green or red. The atoms are made of small particles. The atoms are made of small particles. Nickel is the 28th element in the periodic table. The first chemist to investagate nickle properly was Axel Frederick Cronstedt. In 1751 he took the metal from a kupfernickel ore. The ore is now called a niccolite. Cronstedt proved that nickel could be known as an element. German Jeremias B. Richter was able to look at its properties correctly for the first time. Europeans chemists discovered a mixture of copper, nickle, and zinc makes a strong alloy looked silver. Nickel is like iron in strength and toughness, but is more like copper. Nickel can be easily bent and put into different shapes. Nickel is used in coins , stainless steel products, it is also used in electrically resisitive, and other heated alloys with chromium. When nickel is used with glass it makes glass turn greenNickel is also used in making steel for armor plate and also for burglar-proof vaults.Nickel is also used for...