From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Chemistry (Rated Stub-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Chemistry, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of chemistry on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.

Is any of this really needed?[edit]

This is various stuff from the merge and I don't know how much is really needed. I feel that all of this can be found in other articles.

Properties of ferrous metals:

* may be pure iron or they may be alloys of iron and other elements. * it is common that they be highly magnetic, although not all of them are. (Austenitic stainless steel, a ferrous metal, is non-magnetic, while cobalt is magnetic but non-ferrous.)

==Ferrous metals== Common ferrous metals include the various irons and steels. Common non-ferrous metals include aluminum, copper, lead, tin, zinc.

==Other uses==

For example, referring to "ferrous metallurgy" includes the production of metallic iron, including wrought iron, cast iron, steel, or other alloying elements.

--Wizard191 (talk) 18:38, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

I have expanded the ferrous part slightly. This may be of help to those who know little of the subject. I do not think it necessary or helpful to list non-ferrous metals. Peterkingiron (talk) 22:12, 8 April 2008 (UTC)


Okay, the article may say the uses are mostly deprecated, but... what WERE the uses? I saw this matierial in a minecraft mod, so i'm interested in what it is used for. (talk) 15:35, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Ferris Wheel[edit]

Why does the See Also section include Ferris wheel? That article says that the Ferris wheel was named after a guy whose last name was Ferris - nothing to do with Iron. --Sbreheny (talk) 00:37, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Removed, this isn't a dab page. Vsmith (talk) 00:45, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Requested move to "Iron(II)"[edit]

I may not be the first to propose this, but IMO, the articles that currently have the Latin names of ions (e.g. this one) should be moved to their newer element+Roman numeral equivalents (e.g. "Iron(II)"), with the Latin names becoming the redirects instead. I have two major reasons for this:

  • The system featuring element+Roman numeral is the newer system and the one currently approved/encouraged by the IUPAC; and
  • "Ferrous" is an adjective while "Iron(II)" is a noun; I know that phrases containing nouns are usually preferred over (bare) adjectives for article titles.

Could moves of such pages be considered? (talk) 13:42, 25 June 2015 (UTC)