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What is the melting point of iron?

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Iron has a melting point of 1535.0 degrees Celsius or 2795.0 degrees Fahrenheit. It has a boiling point of 2750.0 degrees Celsius or 4982.0 degrees Fahrenheit.

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What is the melting point of iron?
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Iron is located in group 8 and period 4 on the periodic table. It's a silver-colored metal that's malleable and able to conduct electricity well. Iron is the least expensive and most used metal. It is the fourth-most abundant element in the Earth's crust. Pure iron corrodes quickly in moist air. Iron is important to plants and animals, and it is a part of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is used to move oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.

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