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Periodic Table Element Comparison: Compare Elements - Iron vs Nickel

Compare Iron and Nickel

Compare Iron and Nickel on the basis of their properties, attributes and periodic table facts. Compare elements on more than 90 properties. All the elements of similar categories show a lot of similarities and differences in their chemical, atomic, physical properties and uses. These similarities and dissimilarities should be known while we study periodic table elements. You can study the detailed comparison between Iron vs Nickel with most reliable information about their properties, attributes, facts, uses etc. You can compare Fe vs Ni on more than 90 properties like electronegativity , oxidation state, atomic shells, orbital structure, Electronaffinity, physical states, electrical conductivity and many more.

Facts

Iron
26
Fe
55.845
Solid
Gray
transition metal
8
iron family 
4
d
[Ar] 3d6 4s2
1538 °C
2861 °C
2, 8, 14, 2
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Neighborhood Elements of Iron
Nickel
28
Ni
58.6934
Solid
Gray
transition metal
10
nickel family 
4
d
[Ar] 3d8 4s2
1455 °C
2913 °C
2, 8, 16, 2
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Neighborhood Elements of Nickel

History

History
The element Iron was discovered by unknown in year 2000 BC in unknown place. Iron derived its name from from English word (ferrum in Latin)
The element Nickel was discovered by Axel Fredrik Cronstedt in year 1751 in Sweden. Nickel derived its name derived its name from from Swedish kopparnickel, containing the German word Nickel, 'goblin'

Presence: Abundance in Nature and Around Us

Ppb by weight (1ppb =10^-7 %)
0.0011
0.001
0.22
0.063
3×10-7%
6e-05
6e-05
8e-05
0.013
8.9e-05
2×10-7%
1e-07

Crystal Structure and Atomic Structure

156 pm
7.0923291846584 cm3
125 pm
N/A
2.56
iron Spectrum
286.65, 286.65, 286.65 pm
π/2, π/2, π/2
Im_ 3m
229

Body Centered Cubic

iron Crystal Structure
149 pm
6.5888414907948 cm3
121 pm
163 pm
37.2
nickel Spectrum
352.4, 352.4, 352.4 pm
π/2, π/2, π/2
Fm_ 3m
225

Face Centered Cubic

nickel Crystal Structure

Atomic and Orbital Properties

Atomic Number
Number of Electrons (with no charge)
Number of Protons
Mass Number
Number of Neutrons
Shell structure (Electrons per energy level)
Electron Configuration
Valence Electrons
Oxidation State
Atomic Term Symbol (Quantum Numbers)
Shell structure
26
26
26
55.845
29.845
2, 8, 14, 2
[Ar] 3d6 4s2
3d6 4s2
-4;-2;-1  1;2;3;4;5;6;7
5D4
iron Shells
28
28
28
58.6934
30.6934
2, 8, 16, 2
[Ar] 3d8 4s2
3d8 4s2
-2;-1  1;2;3;4
3F4
nickel Shells

Isotopes - Nuclear Properties

Isotopes
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
54Fe, 56Fe, 57Fe, 58Fe.
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
58Ni, 60Ni, 61Ni, 62Ni, 64Ni.

Chemical Properties: Ionization Energies and electron affinity

3
1.83
15.7 kJ/mol
762.5, 1561.9, 2957, 5290, 7240, 9560, 12060, 14580, 22540, 25290, 2.8×104, 31920, 34830, 37840, 4.41×104, 47206, 1.222×105, 1.31×105, 1.405×105, 1.526×105, 1.63×105 kJ/mol
2
1.91
112 kJ/mol
737.1, 1753, 3395, 5.3×103, 7339, 1.04×104, 1.28×104, 1.56×104, 1.86×104, 21670, 30970, 3.4×104, 3.71×104, 4.15×104, 4.48×104, 4.81×104, 55101, 58570, 1.487×105, 1.59×105, 1.694×105 kJ/mol

Physical Properties

7.874 g/cm3
7.0923291846584

 

211 GPa
82 GPa
170 GPa
0.29


 

4 MPa
608 MPa
490 MPa

 

1×107 S/m
9.7×10-8 m Ω
N/A

 

80 W/(m K)
0.0000118 K-1

 

Ferromagnetic
1043 K
N/A
N/A
N/A

 

N/A

 

4910 m/s
8.908 g/cm3
6.5888414907948

 

200 GPa
76 GPa
180 GPa
0.31


 

4 MPa
638 MPa
700 MPa

 

1.4×107 S/m
7×10-8 m Ω
N/A

 

91 W/(m K)
0.0000134 K-1

 

Ferromagnetic
631 K
N/A
N/A
N/A

 

N/A

 

4970 m/s

Thermal Properties - Enthalpies and thermodynamics

1538 °C
2861 °C
N/A
N/A

 

13.8 kJ/mol
347 kJ/mol
N/A
1455 °C
2913 °C
N/A
N/A

 

17.2 kJ/mol
378 kJ/mol
N/A

Regulatory and Health - Health and Safety Parameters and Guidelines

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RTECSNO4565500
4.1
3089
N/A
1
N/A
1
0

 

100 °C
N/A
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RTECSQR5950000
4.1
3089
N/A
4
N/A
2
1

 

N/A
N/A

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