What is the electronic configuration of Nickel?

The electronic configuration of an element is a symbolic notation of the manner in which the electrons of its atoms are distributed over different atomic orbitals. While writing electron configurations, a standardized notation is followed in which the energy level and the type of orbital are written first, followed by the number of electrons present in the orbital written in superscript.


Nickel is a transition metal, with an atomic number of 28, located in the fourth period/row on the periodic table of elements.

Electronic Configuration

[Ar] 3d8 4s² is the electronic configuration of Nickel.


Listed below are the uses of Nickel

  • It is used in making wires and coins
  • It is used in gas turbines and rocket engines as it has the capability to resist corrosion even at high temperature.
  • It is used to make a variety of alloys which are further used to make armour plating, nails, or pipes.
  • Monel (alloys of nickel and copper), is a hard compound and can resist corrosion by seawater. Hence, it is used in propeller shaft in boats and desalination plants.

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