Nickel(II) carbonate

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Nickel(II) carbonate and nickel(II) hydroxide together
Nickel(II) carbonate

Nickel(II) carbonate, also known as nickelous carbonate, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is NiCO3. It contains nickel in its +2 oxidation state. It also contains carbonate ions.

Properties[change | change source]

Nickel(II) carbonate is a pale green solid. It does not dissolve in water. It reacts with acids to make carbon dioxide. It turns into carbon dioxide and nickel(II) oxide when heated.

Preparation[change | change source]

It is made by reacting sodium carbonate with nickel(II) chloride or nickel(II) sulfate.

Uses[change | change source]

It is used in pigments and catalysts that have nickel in them.

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