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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.
|Melting Point||56.7 C|
|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