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Definition of iron

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Definition as written by Sis:

A metallic element that is silver-white, malleable, and ductile, widely found in combinations with other metals. It is strongly attracted by magnets and easily oxidizes (rusts) It is widely used in the form of steel for making building materials, machinery, tools and many other products.

Definition as written by Terry:

An element that naturally occurs in soil and is necessary for healthy plant growth. If the soil pH is too alkaline, a plant may not be able to take up iron, leading to a condition known as chlorosis and evidenced by yellowing leaves with green veins.

Chelated iron may be scratched into the soil's surface and watered in to provide improved leaf color, but long-term solutions require correcting the soil pH

Definition as written by Monocromatico:

Most red soils have this color due to the heavy presence of iron oxides, which are much less solubile in water than other molecules that are carried away more easily.


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