BY AUDREY McGUIRE
why did i choose this element? what made me find this element interesting?
How did Iron get its name? Does it match up to its abbreviation?
when was Iron discovered?
Description of Iron- what does it look like?
Pure iron is a bright silvery-white metal which rusts quickly in moist air or in water containing dissolved oxygen. It is soft, malleable and ductile (flexible), and is strongly magnetic.
What are the properties/characteristics of this element? What is it like at room temperature?
Iron’s melting point is 1538°C, and its boiling point is 2861°C! At room temperature Iron is solid, and its density is 7.874 grams per cubic centimeter. The atomic number of iron is 26, and the atomic weight is 55.845. Iron’s element classification is metal. It does not belong to a particular ‘group’. Iron varies in size- below is a photo of of a big meteorite ( 84% of iron) that hit earth in 2006.
Some unusual things about iron
Facts about iron
- One third of the earth's mass is believed to be iron- which is believed to lie deep within the earth's core
- Iron was the first magnetic metal discovered