By: Elliott Lester


Atomic #: 26

Atomic mass: 55.85

Cost: $7.20 for 100g


  1. Iron is an element that has been known in its pure form for at least 5,000 years. The name "iron" comes from the Anglo-Saxon word "iron" and Scandinavian "iarn" for the metal.

  2. The element symbol for iron is Fe, which comes from the Latin word for iron, "ferrum".

  3. Iron is one of the most plentiful elements. It comprises about 5.6% of the earth's crust and almost all of the earth's core.