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Nickel

In the United States, a very common term for the five-cent coin. Interestingly, a nickel contains no nickel.
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* Nickel carbonyl. This colourless and odourless gas is formed in a nickel refining process whereby impure nickel is reacted at high temperature and pressure with CO.
For example, handling nickel sulfate or borax does not require any special precaution, but handling nickel carbonyl or boranes (organic boron compounds) requires extensive precautions because of their high toxicity.
The endothermic reaction is carried out by passing nickel carbonyl gas, mixed with carbon monoxide, through a reactor which is known as the decomposer, containing a moving packed bed of hot nickel pellets.