Nickel Chloride Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Nickel Chloride Properties

Nickel Chloride

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Nickel chloride is very rarely found in nature as mineral nickelbischofite. Nickel salts are carcinogenic. They are also deliquescent, absorbing moisture from the air to form a solution. Nickel chloride and its hydrate are occasionally useful in organic synthesis. Its solutions are used for electroplating nickel onto other metal items.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Yellow-green crystals
CAS Number 7718-54-9
Crystal Structure Monoclinic
Density 3.55 g/cm3
EINECS Number 231-743-0
IUPAC Name Nickel(II) Chloride
InChI 1S/2ClH.Ni/h2*1H;/q;;+2/p-2
Main Hazards Irritating
Melting Point 1001 °C
Molar Mass 129.5994 g/mol
Molecular Formula NiCl2
NFPA 704 H-2,F-0,R-0,C-NA
Other_Cations Palladium(II) Chloride;Platinum(II) Chloride;Platinum(IV) Chloride;Platinum(II,IV) Chloride
RTECS Number QR6480000
Related Compounds Cobalt(II) Chloride;Copper(II) Chloride
Solubility 64 g/100ml
Synonyms Nickelous Chloride;Nickel(II) Salt of Hydrochloric Acid;Nickel Dichloride