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Mond's discovery of nickel carbonyl, 1889.

Mond's discovery of nickel carbonyl, 1889.
2 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 13cm


Diorama made by R Broun-Morison. Observations of the corrosion of nickel by gases containing carbon monoxide led to the discovery of nickel carbonyl (NiC4O4). The British-German chemist and industrialist Ludwig Mond recognised this discovery as representing a means of refining nickel, and spent the later years of his life building up the Mond Nickel Company, using ore imported from Canada.

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