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Facts about the Definition of the Element Iron
The Element Iron is defined as...
A heavy malleable ductile magnetic silver-white metallic element that readily rusts in moist air, occurs native in meteorites and combined in most igneous rocks, is the most used of metals, and is vital to biological processes as in transport of oxygen in the body. An Iron Reaction involves a process in which Iron is mixed with another substance which react to form something else.
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Iron
What are the origins of the word Iron ?
The name originates from from the Latin word ferrum meaning iron. Its symbol 'Fe' is an abbreviation of ferrum.


 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Iron
Iron is classified as a "Transition Metal" which are located in Groups 3 - 12 of the Periodic Table. An Element classified as a Transition Metals is ductile, malleable, and able to conduct electricity and heat.
 

Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Iron
Iron was believed to have been first discovered by the Egyptians in 4000 BC. The widespread use of this element lead to the period in World History called the Iron Age.
 

Occurrence of the element Iron in the Atmosphere
Obtained from iron ores
Tenth most abundant element in the universe
Pig iron has 4% 5% carbon
Cast iron contains 2% 3.5% carbon and small amounts of manganese
Carbon steel contains between 0.5% and 1.5% carbon, with small amounts of manganese, phosphorus, sulfur and silicon.
 

Common Uses of Iron
Production of steel - the best known alloy of iron
 

The Properties of the Element Iron

Name of Element : Iron
Symbol of Element : Fe
Atomic Number of Iron : 26
Atomic Mass: 55.845 amu
Melting Point: 1535.0 C - 1808.15 K
Boiling Point: 2750.0 C - 3023.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Iron : 26
Number of Neutrons in Iron : 30
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 7.86 g/cm3
Color of Iron : silver-white that readily rusts


The element Iron and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Iron on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Iron for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Iron with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Iron element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
 

Facts and Info about the element Iron - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Iron element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Iron is just one element that can be found.
 

Facts and Info about the Element Iron
 

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