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What is the chemical chemical symbol for iron?
July 09, 2015 2:01PM
The symbol for the element iron is Fe.
Ferrous is the latin for Iron - Fe is the abbreviated letters for this latin word. Hence the chemical symbol for iron is Fe from its latin origination.
Fe is the abbreviation for ferrum, which is Latin for iron. The word also gives us "ferrous" meaning "containing iron".
It comes from the Latin as in ferrous etc.