Iron models

Left: a model of an iron molecule. Right: a model of a model of an iron molecule, modelled in iron.

Iron (also known as iron de havilland ) is among the sturdiest and heaviest of elements. Humanity has a great respect for the metal , as it has been using it since the Stone Age; subsequently, Sundays are dedicated to the cleaning and polishing of iron. Iron also has a great many uses in experiments and day to day life.

Molecular StructureEdit

The molecular structure of iron is very rigid, which explains both its strength and weight.


Iron (symbol Fe) has a valency of 4077 and an atomic weight of 898. Iron is a conductor and when electricity (in the form of both AC and DC currents) is passed through a ferric pyramid, an enormous pair of scissors can be produced in the sky above you and soon vanishes. It's an old experiment that most people have seen, but is worth trying anyway.


Iron's most basic form is called Brown Iron, also known as "bumcivilian". The cheapest type of iron is pig iron, so called because it is manufactured by pigs.


Iron has many uses in all of its forms.

At HomeEdit

Iron is used to make irons, thimbles, knives and horseshoes.

By the PoliceEdit

The Police use iron to make handcuffs and face shackles, both important in their line of work.

Iron diary

Iron Diary

In EntertainmentEdit

Young children often play with iron filings, and record their findings into their iron diary ; while people of all ages may try to bend an iron spoon with the power of their imagination.

Reaction with SulphurEdit

Main article: Production of Sulphagne

Mixing an iron rich solution (champagne, for example) with sulphur will result in the production of (in this case) sulphange.

Reaction with Sulphuric AcidEdit

Main article: Brown Iron

Iron will break down into its most basic form (brown iron) when reacted with sulphuric acid.

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