Symbol: Fe

Atomic Number: 26

Atomic Weight: 55.847

Iron (atomic number 26, symbol Fe) is a chemical element and a metal belonging to the first transition series. Iron is one of the most common elements in the Earth's crust, and it is abundant in rocky planets, resulting from fusion in high-mass stars. Iron is also the most common element which forms the Earth (by mass), and it forms its inner and outer core Elemental iron is present in low-oxygen environments such as meteoroids, and it is reactive to water and oxygen. While fresh iron is silver-gray and lustrous, it gives iron oxides upon oxidation in normal air. The...Read More