Element: Fe

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Element: Fe

Atomic Number:26Atomic Mass:5.85Melting Point:2800FBoiling Point:5184FNumber of Protons/Electrons:26Number of Neutrons: 30Classification: transition metalsColor:black/silvery gray color

ELEMENTSymbol: FeThe symbol for iron is Fe because iron in latin is "ferrum."

HISTORYIron is a chemical element. Its symbol is Fe. It has a atomic number of 26. By mass it is most common element on earth. Iron oxides occupy more volume than the metel. Its metel has been used since acient times.

CHEMICAL PROPERTIES Iron has a total of 14 known isotopes. Its the fourth most abundant element is in earth crust.Iron compounds are produced on a large scale in industries. Its a very active metel. Iron is the only naturally occurring substance that has magnetic properties.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIESPure iron is known to be soft metel. One of the most important properties is ductility. there are four types of iron atoms. Iron is mostly used in the form of alloys today.

UsesIron has been used for many purposes like putting up a fence or seating. It could be used for framework also.

Fact It is by mass the most common element on Earth, forming much of Earth's outer and inner core.

FactIron is a brittle, hard substance, classified as a metal in Group 8 on the Periodic Table.

FactIron is an element that has been known in its pure form for at least 5,000 years.

FactIron is formed via fusion in stars that have sufficient mass. The sun and many other stars contain significant amounts of iron.


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