Nickel nitrate

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Green deliquescent crystals. Nickel nitrate is used as a brown glaze colorant and as a salt for nickel plating baths. It is also used in electric batteries.

Synonyms and Related Terms

nickelous nitrate; nickel (II) nitrate


  • Strong oxidizing agent.
  • Fire risk.
  • Moderately toxic by inhalation and ingestion.
  • Skin contact can cause allergies.
  • Suspected carcinogen.
  • IntegraChem: SDS

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in water, ethanol and ammonium hydroxide.

Composition Ni(NO3)2-6H2O
CAS 13138-45-9
Melting Point 56.7 C
Density 2.06 g/ml
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 182.72
Boiling Point 137 C

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 6596

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