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Element Iron - Fe

Transition Metal
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brittney sklarek

on 27 April 2010

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Double click anywhere & add an idea Iron (Fe) 26 55.845 Electrons-26
Neutrons-30
Protons-26
Valence Electrons-3d6,4s2 Transition Metal:
Ductile & Malleable,
Conducts both Electricity and Heat. Silvery Gray Periodic Table:
Group 8 Similar Properties: Nickel Copper
Mercury Titanium Iron can be found deep
in the Earth. It is soft till it reaches the Earth's surface. Once it is exposed to air it immediatly starts to oxidize and turn a brownish red color. Oxogen must be
in order for it to become
solid Iron is used more widely than any other metals.
It's low cost and high strength make it indispensible
to engineers. We use Iron in tools, automobiles and
buildings.
Compounds: Iron Oxides-Natural Occurring

Iron Acetate-Man Made
used as a mordant Iron Chloride-Human-Made
Used for water purification Iron Arsenate-Both
Used in insecticides Iron Gluconate-Human Made
Dietary Supplement Iron was believed to of been discovered by Egyptians in 4000 BC.
Later in History it became known as the Iron Age. Latin word Ferrum
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