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What are some disadvantages of iron?

PLease give me some disadvantages of iron i need it for my assignment i searched the whole web but didnt find anything usefull please some tell me some disadvantages of iron..

thanks..

Update:

Its from periodic table I just need any dissadvantages.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It rusts unless it is protected from water with paint or some other sealant.

    It is brittle unless it is combined with carbon in some amount (steel).

    Processing it takes a lot of energy and can mess up the environment.

    Mining it can mess up the environment.

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  • 1 decade ago

    pure iron metal is not commonly used commercially and needs to be alloyed with carbon or other metals. this is because it reacts and rapidly corrodes specially in moist air and elevated temperatures.

    go to www.webelements.com for more info(on peroidic table)

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you are doing a project on construction, iron is not as strong as steel. it also will rust which is a reaction with oxygen.

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  • 1 decade ago

    What is your application?

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