Iron and Steel of Industrial Chemistry

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Main sources of iron: second most abundant metal (5% by mass) in Earth’s crust (fourth most abundant element) * found in rock (a mixture of minerals) as one or more minerals (usually a compound) * if a mineral is of economic importance, it is referred to as an ore * iron containing minerals include hematite (Fe2O3), magnetite (FeO•Fe2O3 or Fe3O4), limonite (FeO(OH)•nH2O) and siderite (FeCO3)

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Iron and Steel of Industrial ChemistryIron, Steel and AluminiumMain sources of iron: * second most abundant metal (5% by mass) in Earths crust (fourth most abundant element) * found in rock (a mixture of minerals) as one or more minerals (usually a compound) * if a mineral is of economic importance, it is referred to as an ore * iron containing minerals include hematite (Fe2O3), magnetite (FeOFe2O3 or Fe3O4), limonite (FeO(OH)nH2O) and siderite (FeCO3) Alloys:* homogeneous mixtures of metals or metals and non-metals * examples include brass (65% copper, 35% zinc), solder (63% ti

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