What is Nickel? - Definition & Explanation


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When nickel loses 1 electron, what is the correct name for this ion?

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1. Nickel is found only within the earth's crust.

2. Which of the following commonly forms ores with nickel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the characteristics of nickel. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include knowing where on Earth nickel can be found as well as identifying the element that commonly forms an ore with nickel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Correct name of the ion when iron loses one electron
  • Nickel and its atomic number
  • Location where nickel is found
  • Element that commonly forms an ore with nickel
  • Nickel production

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on nickel
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding ore formation involving nickel and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the process that produces nickel
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about nickel's atomic number and the correct name of the ion when iron loses one electron

Additional Learning

To learn more about the elements, review that accompanying lesson called What is Nickel? - Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the atomic number of nickel and its place on the periodic table of elements
  • Define the term 'ion' and identify two nickel ions
  • Tell where nickel can be found on Earth, relating your understanding of what an 'ore' is
  • Describe the celestial event that creates nickel
  • Explain three applications for nickel in our modern world