Atomic Number:28
Atomic Mass:58.6934 (2)
Standard State:solid at 298k
Group name:none
Period in Periodic Table:2
Color:lustrous, metallic, silvery tinge

Nickel carbonyl, [Ni(CO)4], is an extremely toxic gas and exposure should not exceed 0.007 mg M-3. Nickel is one of the criteria for distinguishing a meteorite from other minerals. Nickel is a silvery white metal that takes on a high polish. It is hard,malleable, ductile somewhat, ferromagnetic,and a fair conductor of heat and electricity. the Ni(CO)4 is a volitatile complex which is easily flushed from the reation vessel as a gas leaving the impurities behind.

nickel foil
nickel foil