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What Date Was Iron Discovered?

[Summary]Iron The chemical element iron is classed as a transition metal. It has been known since ancient times. Its discoverer and discovery date are unknown. Red blood cells - the color comes from iron in hemoglobin. The cells are magnified x 10,000. If you

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Iron

The chemical element iron is classed as a transition metal. It has been known since ancient times. Its discoverer and discovery date are unknown.

Red blood cells - the color comes from iron in hemoglobin. The cells are magnified x 10,000. If you grew x 10,000, you could place your feet in Seattle and touch Perth, Australia with your hands. Iron in hemoglobin carries oxygen around our bodies. Image Ref. (10)

Iron Age

The Iron Age is an archaeological era, referring to a period of time in the prehistory and protohistory of the Old World (Afro-Eurasia) when the dominant toolmaking material was iron. It is commonly preceded by the Bronze Age in Europe and Asia and the Stone Age in Africa, with exceptions. Meteoric iron has been used by humans since at least 3200 BC. Ancient iron production did not become widespread until the ability to smelt iron ore, remove impurities and regulate the amount of carbon in the alloy were developed. The start of the Iron Age proper is considered by many to fall between around 1200 BC and 600 BC, depending on the region.

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Below is a list of all of the known elements, who they were discovered by and the year they were discovered. Some elements, such as gold, silver and iron, have been known since ancient times, so it is impossible to credit a single person for their discovery. Other elements were discovered around the same time by two or more scientists who were working independently of each other. In these cases, each scientist is listed along with the year they made their discovery. Other elements were discovered by teams of scientists working together. In cases like this, the known members of the team are listed along with a single year of discovery. Click on an element's name for the full story!

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Pliny the Elder, a historian who wrote in the first century A.D., noted that iron was used in houses and weapons of that era. Iron mixed with other materials makes it stronger than it is in a pure form, which is difficult to isolate from impurities. A group of researchers, Claude Louis Berthollet, Gaspard Monge and C.A. Vandermonde, discovered in 1786 that iron mixed with carbon produces steel.

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Atomic Number: 26

Atomic Weight: 55.845

Melting Point: 1811 K (1538°C or 2800°F)

Boiling Point: 3134 K (2861°C or 5182°F)

Density: 7.874 grams per cubic centimeter

The elemenents of the periodic table sorted by the discovery year

For chemistry students and teachers: The tabular chart on the right is arranged by the discovery year.

The oldest chemical element is Phosphorus and the newest element is Hassium.

Please note that the elements do not show their natural relation towards each other as in the Periodic system. There you can find the metals, semi-conductor(s), non-metal(s), inert noble gas(ses), Halogens, Lanthanoides, Actinoids (rare earth elements) and transition metals.

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