Besides iron, nickel is the main component of the earth's core. As so-called Raney nickel, it is one of the ?pioneers? of catalysis. It is also used in rechargeable batteries and is the subject of current research as a possible storage medium for hydrogen. To the article about nickel on the Fascination Chemistry website.
Click here for a video showing the reactivity of Raney nickel.
The 10th group of elements includes nickel, palladium, platinum and the unstable Darmstadtium. Nickel, palladium and platinum play an important role as catalysts in many chemical processes.
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Photo: René Rausch, Nickel kugeln, (manufactured using the moon process,CC BY-SA 3.0 DE
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