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name Iron
latin Ferrum
french Fer
german Eisen
symbol Fe
proton number 26
atomic weight 55.845
Pauling electronegativity 1.83
electronic configuration [Ar] 3d64s2
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melting point 1811 K, 1538°C, 2800°F
boiling point 3134 K, 2861°C, 5182°F
group 8
period 4
state (by 20°C) solid
oxidation states +2, +3
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