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It all depends on the way in which the iron's 'domains' are aligned. Iron is inherently magnetic as a material, but can become demagnetized as time goes on, due to sudden impact or when affected by another magnetic source. For iron to become magnetized 'domains' need to be in parallel with each other so the magnetic field created all flows in the same direction. An unmagnetized iron source has all of its domains misaligned A brief explanation of domains are a series of positive and negative charged atomic particles within the iron itself which behaves much like tiny magnets themselves.

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Q: Why are some iron objects magnetic and some others not magnetic?
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Why are some pieces of iron more magnetic than others?

It is because some of the metallic objects are more magnetic than each other(more iron than each other).

Why are some iron objects magnetic and others not magnetic?

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The "magnitized" iron will have domains aligned to Earth's magnetic field. These magnitized iron will have poles and act like magnets. Some other iron do not behave as magnets because their domains are randomly oriented. This means that the domains do not align and will not act like magnets. This is also the same for other objects that don't behave like magnets.

Why are some objects attracted to a magnet while others are not?

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