Iron

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Iron
Name Iron
Symbol Fe
Atomic number 26
Atomic mass 55.8 amu
Normal state Solid
Classification Transition metal
Crystal structure body-centered cubic
Color gray metallic
Uses weapons

Iron (Fe) is a ferromagnetic metal.

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.

Iron is found in red blood cells in the form of hemoglobin.

Mention of iron is found in numerous Bible quotes such as: Iron sharpens iron. --Proverbs 27:17

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