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Located in between cobalt and copper in the periodic table, nickel takes the best properties from the former and combines them with the best from the latter to make a metal that shows more structural resistance than iron with the corrosion resistance of copper and only slightly lower electrical and thermal conductivities. Like chromium, nickel is commonly used as a corrosion resistant coating on other metals. Nickel containing alloys have a wide range of properties such as high corrosion resistance, high heat resistance, tuneable magnetic and electric properties and more. After accounting for the many uses as catalysts in different chemical reactions, there's no doubt that nickel is a strong contender to the most versatile metal.

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20.0 °C

8.89 g/cm³

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Elastic modulus

20.0 °C

207 GPa

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Hardness, Brinell

20.0 °C

700 [-]

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Poisson's ratio

20.0 °C

0.31 [-]

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Tensile strength

20.0 °C

449 MPa

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Melting point

1440 °C

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Specific heat capacity

20.0 °C

452 J/(kg·K)

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Thermal conductivity

20.0 °C

86 W/(m·K)

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Electrical resistivity

20.0 °C

7.5E-8 Ω·m

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