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Abundance: ?% (Surface)

Nickel is a metal that is useful as a catalyst and in alloys. It is solid at room temperatures, and has a silver color. Nickel is naturally alloyed with iron in meteoric iron.


Catalyst in Chemical Reactions

Nickel can be used as a catalyst in the following reactions:

Energy Storage

Nickel is used in certain battery formulations. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter uses two nickel-hydrogen batteries. Mariner 8, and Mariner 9, and Mariner 10, as well as both Voyager landers used nickel-cadmium batteries.