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Periodic Table Element Comparison: Compare Elements - Nickel vs Cobalt

Compare Nickel and Cobalt

Compare Nickel and Cobalt 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 Nickel vs Cobalt with most reliable information about their properties, attributes, facts, uses etc. You can compare Ni vs Co on more than 90 properties like electronegativity , oxidation state, atomic shells, orbital structure, Electronaffinity, physical states, electrical conductivity and many more.

Facts

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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Cobalt
27
Co
58.9332
Solid
Gray
transition metal
9
cobalt family 
4
d
[Ar] 3d7 4s2
1495 °C
2927 °C
2, 8, 15, 2
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Neighborhood Elements of Cobalt

History

History
The element Nickel was discovered by Axel Fredrik Cronstedt in year 1751 in Sweden. Nickel derived its name from from Swedish kopparnickel, containing the German word Nickel, 'goblin'
The element Cobalt was discovered by Georg Brandt in year 1735 in Sweden. Cobalt derived its name derived its name from from the German word Kobold, meaning 'goblin'

Presence: Abundance in Nature and Around Us

Ppb by weight (1ppb =10^-7 %)
6e-05
8e-05
0.013
8.9e-05
2×10-7%
1e-07
3e-06
4e-06
0.00059
3e-05
8×10-9%
2×10-6%

Crystal Structure and Atomic 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
152 pm
6.6217078651685 cm3
126 pm
N/A
37.2
cobalt Spectrum
250.71, 250.71, 406.95 pm
π/2, π/2, 2 π/3
P63/mmc
194

Simple Hexagonal

cobalt 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
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
27
27
27
58.9332
31.9332
2, 8, 15, 2
[Ar] 3d7 4s2
3d7 4s2
-3;-1  1;2;3;4;5
4F9/2
cobalt Shells

Isotopes - Nuclear Properties

Isotopes
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
58Ni, 60Ni, 61Ni, 62Ni, 64Ni.
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
59Co.

Chemical Properties: Ionization Energies and electron affinity

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
4
1.88
63.7 kJ/mol
760.4, 1648, 3232, 4950, 7670, 9840, 12440, 15230, 17959, 26570, 2.94×104, 3.24×104, 3.66×104, 3.97×104, 4.28×104, 49396, 52737, 134810, 145170, 1.547×105, 1.674×105 kJ/mol

Physical Properties

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
8.9 g/cm3
6.6217078651685

 

209 GPa
75 GPa
180 GPa
0.31


 

5 MPa
1043 MPa
700 MPa

 

1.7×107 S/m
6×10-8 m Ω
N/A

 

100 W/(m K)
0.000013 K-1

 

Ferromagnetic
1394 K
N/A
N/A
N/A

 

N/A

 

4720 m/s

Thermal Properties - Enthalpies and thermodynamics

1455 °C
2913 °C
N/A
N/A

 

17.2 kJ/mol
378 kJ/mol
N/A
1495 °C
2927 °C
N/A
N/A

 

16.2 kJ/mol
375 kJ/mol
N/A

Regulatory and Health - Health and Safety Parameters and Guidelines

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4.1
3089
N/A
4
N/A
2
1

 

N/A
N/A
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RTECSGF8750000
4.1
3089
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

 

N/A
N/A

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