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nickel carbonyl

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noun Chemistry.

a colorless or yellow, volatile, water-insoluble, poisonous, flammable liquid, Ni(CO)4, obtained by the reaction of nickel and carbon monoxide, and used for nickel-plating.

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Also called nickel tetracarbonyl.

Origin of nickel carbonyl

First recorded in 1930–35
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