nickel carbonyl

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nickel carbonyl

[′nik·əl ′kär·bə‚nil]
(inorganic chemistry)
Ni(CO)4 Colorless, flammable, poisonous liquid boiling at 43°C; soluble in alcohol and concentrated nitric acid, insoluble in water; used in gas plating (vapor decomposes at 60°C) and to produce metallic nickel.
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Nickel tetracarbonyl is a highly toxic gas inflicting severe damage to the lungs and heart, while nickel carbonate (NiCO3) is a solid which is much less hazardous.