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Nickel and Nickel Alloys

Nickel has been used in alloys that date back to the dawn of civilization. Chemical analysis of artifacts has shown that weapons, tools, and coins contain nickel in varying amounts.

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Nickel in elemental form or alloyed with other metals and materials has made significant contributions to our present-day society and promises to continue to supply materials for an even more demanding future.

Nickel is a versatile element and will alloy with most metals. Complete solid solubility exists between nickel and copper. Wide solubility ranges between iron, chromium, and nickel make possible many alloy combinations.

Applications and Characteristics of Nickel Alloys

Nickel and nickel alloys are used for a wide variety of applications, the majority of which involve corrosion resistance and/or heat resistance. Some of these include:


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I don't think the abstract should be labelled in yellow as whilst this is a good addition to the essay as it tells the reader everything before starting like a good presentation should, the colour is very loud. Spelling, grammar and punctuation to a good standard.

The introduction repeats the abstract so I am not sure an abstract is particularly important in this instance for such a short essay but it is good to get an overview of the topic. The properties of nickel are not discussed as extensively as they should and their alloys before delving into uses as this would have given light on why the nickel is used in such an instance. The nickel properties have been discussed in some details in later paragraphs but I feel this should have come before and should have been related to the uses more thoroughly

The response to the question is done reasonably well. The candidate introduces the concept of nickel but I believe the elements and the alloy forms should have been outlined in more detail to gain a better understanding of the metal. The uses and properties are outlined in good depth, but the structure should be played with as stated below.