Shelter, weapon, food, iron does just about everything.

When you are going to a new planet make sure to pack a handy dandy iron. If you want to make a happy home you need some iron to support the house. And if someone comes and tries to rob you, you can hit them with the iron stick and it will surely hurt that guy.

What is Iron-is a chemical element with the symbol Fe and atomic number 26. It is a metal in the first transition series. It is the most common element forming the planet Earth

Where is it found - Iron is one of the most abundant elements on earth. It can be found in the ground, cars, mountain ranges, etc. 4% of the earth's crust is made of iron.


physical -Iron is a shiny, bright white metal that is soft, malleable, ductile and strong. Its surface is usually discolored by corrosion. Iron is a metal.

chemical- Iron is a very active metal. It readily combines with oxygen in moist air. The product of this reaction, iron oxide, is known as rust. Iron also reacts with very hot water and steam to produce hydrogen gas.

common uses- Iron is a cheap and easy element to build with so iron is use in most every thing from a small screw or a sky skrapper strucher.

Boiling point 2861C

Melting point 1536C

Configuration-1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 4s2 3d6

Iron is necessary for life because iron helps carry oxygen through your blood cells. If there was no iron we would die.  Iron is in most tools and if iron is not its probably was made with a iron tool. Most house hold items have a screw in it.Iron is a great weapon from a sword, knife, spear, arrow head.  

When you are thinking about what else you need in your backpack of elements for your journey don't forget iron because iron dose just about every thing you would possiable need.

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