Nickel(II) nitrate

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Nickel(II) nitrate

Nickel(II) nitrate, also known as nickelous nitrate, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is Ni(NO3)2. It contains nickel in its +2 oxidation state. It also contains nitrate ions.

Properties[change | change source]

Nickel(II) nitrate is a green crystalline solid. It dissolves in water. Because it has nitrate ions, it is an oxidizing agent. It normally has water molecules attached to it, making it hydrated.

Preparation[change | change source]

It is made by dissolving nickel metal in nitric acid.

Uses[change | change source]

It is used as a source of nickel(II), but nickel(II) chloride and nickel(II) sulfate are used more commonly.

Safety[change | change source]

It is an oxidizing agent, so it should be kept away from things that can burn. It also is toxic to things that live in the water. It is a carcinogen.

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