FeZ =  26

From the Anglo-Saxon "isern", meaning "strong metal"
(AM) Atomic Mass 55.847  amu    Oxidation States +2, +3
   (BP) Boiling Point 2750  °C    (MP) Melting Point 1535  °C
   (ρ) Density 7.87  g/cm3    Crystal Structure Body Centered Cubic
   ( χ ) Electronegativity 1.8    (AR) Atomic Radius 1.25  Å
   Physical State Solid (C) Heat Capacity 0.449  J/g °C
Electronic-Config [Ar]  3d6  4s2     (I1) First Ionization E 759.34  kJ/mol
   (ΔHvap) Heat of Vaporization 340  kJ/mol     (ΔHfus) Heat of Fusion 13.81  kJ/mol
   Year of Discovery Known to the Ancients    Location of Discovery n/a
(E°) Standard Potential Fe2+⇔ Fe (-0.440 V),   Fe3+⇔ Fe (-0.040 V)
Stable isotopes  54Fe,  56Fe,  57Fe,  58Fe
Discovered/Synthesized by Known since ancient times
Natural Source The mineral/ore hematite and magnetite
Common Uses Steel alloys, structures, vehicles, magnets
Other Info Latin name: Ferrum
Nuclear fusion in stars stops at Iron
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