|Atomic mass||55.8 amu|
|Crystal structure||body-centered cubic|
Iron forging was invented around 1150 BC. Iron is much stronger than bronze. It was used in construction before steel. The Eiffel Tower and Golden Gate Bridge are made of iron, as is the Iron Pillar of Delhi. Iron oxidizes in water. Iron oxides are called rust. It is one of magnetic elements (nickel and cobalt are the others). Iron is used to make steel, along with carbon and other metals. It is the most common element of the Earth's core.
Mention of iron is found in numerous Bible quotes such as: Iron sharpens iron. --Proverbs 27:17
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