Iron – A workhorse of an element Veena Patwardhan - Special Correspondent
Iron is a hardworking element, busy helping sustaining life on Earth in myriad ways. It’s a building block of steel, and also plays an important role of carrying oxygen in human and animal blood. Find out more of its discovery and uses in this column.
Almost every discovery comes with a story. We might be aware of the varied applications of an element. However, we may not be generally aware of the stories behind the route that led to the amazing discovery of the element, which is, many a times, serendipitous.
Read on to discover the interesting nuggets on the fascinating story of discovery of elements and the journey of the elements to newer applications.