Symbol:- Fe (Latin, Ferrum)
Atomic no: 26
Atomic mass: 55.85 (56).
It occurs in nature only in combined from. It is also an essential mineral of plants and animals.
Chief Ores of Iron are,
- i. Haematite Fe2O3
- ii. Limonite Fe2O3.3H2O
- iii. Plagnetite Fe3O4 Loadstone.
- iv. Siderite FeCo3.
- v. Iron pyrite FeS2 (Fool’s gold)
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