atomic number 26


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Noun1.atomic number 26 - a heavy ductile magnetic metallic elementatomic number 26 - a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
alpha iron - a magnetic allotrope of iron; stable below 906 degrees centigrade
beta iron - an allotrope of iron that is the same as alpha iron except that it is nonmagnetic; stable between 768 and 906 degrees centigrade
gamma iron - a nonmagnetic allotrope of iron that is the basis of austenite; stable between 906 and 1403 degrees centigrade
delta iron - an allotrope of iron that is stable between 1403 degrees centigrade and the melting point (= 1532 degrees)
ingot iron - iron of high purity
cast iron - an alloy of iron containing so much carbon that it is brittle and so cannot be wrought but must be shaped by casting
wrought iron - iron having a low carbon content that is tough and malleable and so can be forged and welded
steel - an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range
galvanized iron - iron that is coated with zinc to protect it from rust
iron ore - an ore from which iron can be extracted
pig iron - crude iron tapped from a blast furnace
scrap iron - iron to be melted again and reworked
structural iron - iron that has been cast or worked in structural shapes
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Atomic number 26; melts at 1,530[degrees] Celsius; soft, ductile, and gray-white in its pure form, with high tensile strength.
For example:: If a gun contains the metallic element iron (atomic number 26), energy in passing X-rays collides with atoms inside the iron.