- Making the color of blood, through hemoglobin.
- Plants use it for the production of chlorophyll.
- Ferrum and ferrous, its symbol Fe comes from the latin word ferrum.
- The word iron comes from the Anglo-Saxon word iren.
- A metal
- Atomic number:- 26
- Atomic mass:- 55.845
- Is a solid at room temperature
Founding of Iron
- No specific year is specified, scientists think it was discovered before 5000 B.C.
- Since it is very old the inventor is unknown, but the Ancient Egyptians used it first.
- Scientists think the Ancient Egyptians found iron in meteorites. Iron is also found in stars.
- Found in Group 8, and d- block on the periodic table.
- Found in meteorites. Meteorites are small pieces that fall from the outer space.
· When iron is mixed with oxygen, ferrous oxide is formed.
( (2Fe +O_2→2FeO)
- When too much of iron is ingested, it is toxic!
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