Iron

26
Fe
55.847

iron.gif (29282 bytes)
Iron is used in various applications (Iron Gate).

Properties

Symbol Name Atomic Number Atomic Weight Group Number
Fe Iron 26 55.847 8

Description

Standard State: solid at 298 K
Color: lustrous, metallic, grayish tinge 

The use of iron dates dates back to prehistoric times, and even Genesis mentions the use of iron. In Delhi, India, a large iron pillar dating back to 400 A.D. stills stands today.  Iron is found abundantly throughout the universe, from the Sun to many types of stars.   Iron is found native as a principal component of a class of meteorites known as "siderites", and is a minor constituent of the other two classes.