Nickel Definition

The term nickel refers to a silvery-white lustrous, hard malleable, and ductile metallic element which is used as a primary element for producing corrosion-resistant alloys, stainless steel, catalysts for hydrogenation, and batteries. Nickel is also used for electro-plating and as a coating for various other metals. Nickel is present in ores along with iron and magnesium. 
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