Iron has been known since antiquity; therefore, it is unknown who first discovered the element. Artifacts of smelted iron have been found and dated to be from as early as 3000 B.C. The symbol of iron is Fe, and its atomi... More »

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Iron is an ancient element that has no specific date of discovery and no scientist to credit with its detection. The use of iron dates back to the Egyptians, who used it prior to 3400 B.C. The Bible mentions iron several... More »

Scientists believe iron was first discovered in Egypt. Iron has been found in many ruins across the ages, ranging from as far apart as Mesopotamia and the western Roman Empire, but the oldest iron relics were found in Eg... More »

Iron is an ancient element that has no specific date of discovery and no scientist to credit with its detection. The use of iron dates back to the Egyptians, who used it prior to 3400 B.C. The Bible mentions iron several... More »

Scientists believe iron was first discovered in Egypt. Iron has been found in many ruins across the ages, ranging from as far apart as Mesopotamia and the western Roman Empire, but the oldest iron relics were found in Eg... More »

Neon was discovered by freezing the chemical element argon using liquefied air. The gas that vaporized from the mixture was subjected to a high voltage to obtain its spectral lines. The crimson light that the gas emitted... More »

In the 17th century, carbon was acknowledged as an element. Diamond and graphite were discovered to be two forms of carbon in 1772 and 1779 respectively. More »

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