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Iron Element Project

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Jillian Radley

on 2 October 2012

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Element Name: Iron
Element Symbol: Fe Atomic Number: 26 Atomic Mass: 55.845 AMU Melting Point: 1535.0ºC (1808.15 K, 2795.0ºF) Boiling Point: 2750.0ºC (3023.15 K, 4982ºF) Density: 7.874 grams per cubic centimeter. Abundance in Earth's crust: 5.00% (Percent by volume) The origin of Iron (Fe)'s name came from the Latin word "ferrum".
Number of Energy Levels: 4

First Energy Level: 2
Second Energy Level: 8
Third Energy Level: 14
Fourth Energy Level: 2 Atomic Structure 3 Common Uses of Iron

1.) It is used to make steel which is used in many products.
2.) It is found in hemoglobin (carries the oxygen in blood)
3.) It is added to some foods and cereals to help keep our bodies healthy. Physical Facts:
Color- Silver
Crystal Structure- Cubic
Luster- Metallic
Hardness- 4-5 (Mohs Scale of Hardness Date of Discovery is only known to the ancients. The discoverer is also unknown. Three Interesting Facts About Iron
1.) The annual world production of iron is around 716, 000,000 tons.
2.) Iron is one of the 4 magnetic substances. (others are steel , cobalt, and nickel.
3.) Iron almost always has to be removed from other elements. It is rarely found by itself. Iron can be mined in many areas including USA, Canada, Sweden, South Africa, Russia, India and Japan. Iron is mostly found in the form of other elements and is rarely found by itself. Iron can be found in many different forms within the earth's surface. It is typically found in iron ores, though various iron oxides. Iron Comic THE END

Jill Radley
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