Use of Iron dates back to biblical times.
The core of the Earth is mainly Iron.
It is found in minerals such as magnetite and hematite.
Iron is found in hemoglobin, the molecule in blood that carries Oxygen.
Iron is the cheapest and most abundant, useful and most important of all metals, the prime component in steel.
- Atomic Number: 26
- Atomic Weight: 55.85
- Melting Point: 1535
- Boiling Point: 2750
- Specific Gravity: 7.874
- Valence(s): 2, 3, 4 or 6
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