Steel is an iron alloy containing 0.5 to 1.5 percent carbon. It is more useful than simple iron due to its increased strength. Stainless steel contains 10 to 30 percent chromium in addition to carbon, and it is resistant... More »

Steel is an alloy made up of carbon and steel. The combination may vary, but steel is renowned for tensile strength. The carbon and iron form a crystal lattice reinforcing the sturdy metal. More »

Steel is a solid solution, a subtype of chemical mixtures that involve two or more molecules in a solid state that combine to form a single substance while retaining their individual identities. The component metals maki... More »

Steel is an alloy made up of carbon and steel. The combination may vary, but steel is renowned for tensile strength. The carbon and iron form a crystal lattice reinforcing the sturdy metal. More »

Stainless steel is available in many different alloys that incorporate several different elements, but the essential components are iron, carbon and chromium. Low-carbon steel with at least 12-percent chromium forms an e... More »

The element iron is converted to the alloy commonly called steel by controlling the percentage of carbon in the product, which is usually 0.25 percent to 1.5 percent of the final alloy content. The first economical metho... More »

Steel wool is an alloy of iron (Fe) with carbon (C) rather than a chemical compound, thus it does not have a chemical formula. The steel from which steel wool is made is called low-carbon steel and contains between 0.1 a... More »