Nickel carbonate is an inorganic chemical substance. This white salt is frequently used in the ceramic processing industry. Nickel carbonate is used to make nickel catalysts and a variety of nickel specialty chemicals. It is also employed as a neutralizer in nickel plating solutions. Other uses include glass coloring and the production of ceramic pigments.
Molecular Formulae- Ni4CO3(OH)6(H2O)4
Country of Origin- India
BENEFITS AND APPLICATION-
- Nickel carbonate is used in some ceramic applications and as a precursor to catalysts.
- It is a popular component in both low-fire and high-fire ceramic glazes.
- It accelerates the setting of cement, making it ideal for tile adhesives.
- Nickel carbonate is a corrosion-resistant metal that is used to protect other metals. It is, however, mostly employed in the production of alloys such as stainless steel.
- Nickel carbonate is a catalyst used in the hydrogenation of vegetable oils. When nickel is added to glass, it turns green.