Iron has 26 protons, 26 electrons and 30 neutrons. Iron has the atomic number of 26 and the atomic symbol Fe.
The element was first discovered in ancient times and the name comes from the Latin word ferrum. It is used in the construction of steel and it is also found in the human body. Iron in the body carries the oxygen in the blood. The element is also found in vitamins and other supplements. Iron is considered a transition metal and it is silvery in color in its most natural form. It has a boiling point of 2750 degrees Celsius.