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Jonathan Douglas

on 11 May 2015

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Transcript of Iron

Iron has been around since ancient time
The first uses of iron may have been from meteors.
There isn't a single person who discovered it.
What does it mean? Well, that's what I'm here for.
The symbol Fe comes from the Latin word ferrum.
Some people think iron came from earlier words meaning "holy metal" because it was used to make swords in the Crusades.
Both the place and date of discovery are unknown.
The state of matter iron is at room temperature is solid.
Common Compounds
Iron Oxide
Potassium Ferrocyanide
Used to make iron suits
Where is it found?
Iron is the most abundant element
It is found in stars and meteors
Iron is a main component of the Earth's core.
How it is obtained
Iron is obtained through smelting with carbon.
The carbon combine with oxygen, then leaves; leaving iron left over.
Economic Value:
Iron is used in most kitchen appliances
Back in the good ol' days, iron was used to make weapons, like swords.
Electric motors
Biological Significance
Iron is is hemoglobin.
Hemoglobin is in our blood, therefore we need iron to live.
Fun Facts:
Iron had been know in its pure form for over 5000 years.
Iron is one of the most plentiful elements.
Iron makes steel.
Sources: http://www.chemicool.com/elements/iron.html




By JoNaThaN DouGLAs
Iron is found all over the world
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