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Iron at Chemical Elements.com
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Basic Information

Name: Iron
Symbol: Fe
Atomic Number: 26
Atomic Mass: 55.845 amu
Melting Point: 1535.0 °C (1808.15 K, 2795.0 °F)
Boiling Point: 2750.0 °C (3023.15 K, 4982.0 °F)
Number of Protons/Electrons: 26
Number of Neutrons: 30
Classification: Transition Metal
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 7.86 g/cm3
Color: Silvery

Atomic Structure

[Bohr Model of Iron]  
Number of Energy Levels: 4

    First Energy Level: 2
    Second Energy Level: 8
    Third Energy Level: 14
    Fourth Energy Level: 2


Isotope Half Life
Fe-528.3 hours
Fe-552.7 years
Fe-5954.5 days
Fe-601500000.0 years


Date of Discovery: Known to the ancients
Discoverer: Unknown
Name Origin: Latin
Symbol Origin: From the Latin word ferrum (iron)
Uses: steel, hemoglobin (carries oxygen in blood)
Obtained From: iron ores

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