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Electron vs. Iron — What's the Difference?

Electron vs. Iron — What's the Difference?

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Electron

The electron is a subatomic particle, symbol e− or β−, whose electric charge is negative one elementary charge. Electrons belong to the first generation of the lepton particle family, and are generally thought to be elementary particles because they have no known components or substructure.
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Iron

Iron () is a chemical element with symbol Fe (from Latin: ferrum) and atomic number 26. It is a metal that belongs to the first transition series and group 8 of the periodic table.
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Electron

A stable elementary particle in the lepton class having a negative electric charge of 1 elementary unit (about 1.602 × 10-19 coulombs) and a mass of about 9.11 × 10-28 grams. Electrons are found in shells orbiting the nuclei of atoms and can also move freely through space as cathode rays in a cathode-ray tube or as beta particles emitted by radioactive nuclei, or flow in a current through a conducting material impelled by an electric potential difference.
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Iron

Symbol Fe A silvery-white, lustrous, malleable, ductile, magnetic or magnetizable, metallic element occurring abundantly in combined forms, notably in hematite, limonite, magnetite, and taconite, and used alloyed in a wide range of important structural materials. Atomic number 26; atomic weight 55.845; melting point 1,538°C; boiling point 2,861°C; specific gravity 7.874 (at 20°C); valence 2, 3, 4, 6. See Periodic Table.
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Electron

(particle) The subatomic particle having a negative charge and orbiting the nucleus; the flow of electrons in a conductor constitutes electricity.
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Iron

An implement made of iron alloy or similar metal, especially a bar heated for use in branding, curling hair, or cauterizing.
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Electron

Alloys of magnesium and other metals, like aluminum or zinc, that were manufactured by the German company Chemische Fabrik Griesheim-Elektron.
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Iron

Great hardness or strength; firmness
A will of iron.
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Electron

Amber; also, the alloy of gold and silver, called electrum.
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Iron

(Sports) Any of a series of golf clubs having a bladelike metal head and numbered from one to nine in order of increasing loft.
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Electron

One of the fundamental subatomic particles, having a negative charge and about one thousandth the mass of a hydrogen atom. The electron carries (or is) a natural unit of negative electricity, equal to 3.4 x 10-10 electrostatic units, and is classed by physicists as a lepton. Its mass is practically constant at the lesser speeds, but increases due to relativistic effects as the velocity approaches that of light. Electrons are all of one kind, so far as is known. Thus far, no structure has been detected within an electron, and it is probably one of the ultimate composite constituents of all matter. An atom or group of atoms from which an electron has been detached has a positive charge and is called a cation. Electrons are projected from the cathode of vacuum tubes (including television picture tubes) as cathode rays and from radioactive substances as the beta rays. Previously also referred to as corpuscle, an obsolete term. The motion of electrons through metallic conductors is observed as an electric current. A particle identical to the electron in mass and most other respects, but having a positive instead of a negative charge, is called a positron, or antielectron
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Iron

A metal appliance with a handle and a weighted flat bottom, used when heated to press wrinkles from fabric.
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Electron

An elementary particle with negative charge
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Iron

A harpoon.
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Iron

Irons Fetters; shackles.
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Iron

A tonic, pill, or other medication containing iron and taken as a dietary supplement.
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Iron

Made of or containing iron
Iron bars.
An iron alloy.
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Iron

Strong, healthy, and capable of great endurance
An iron constitution.
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Iron

Inflexible; unyielding
Iron resolve.
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Iron

Holding tightly; very firm
Has an iron grip.
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Iron

To press and smooth with a heated iron
Iron clothes.
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Iron

To remove (creases) by pressing.
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Iron

To put into irons; fetter.
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Iron

To fit or clad with iron.
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Iron

To iron clothes.
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Iron

(uncountable) A common, inexpensive metal, silvery grey when untarnished, that rusts, is attracted by magnets, and is used in making steel.
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Iron

A metallic chemical element having atomic number 26 and symbol Fe.
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Iron

Any material, not a steel, predominantly made of elemental iron.
Wrought iron, ductile iron, cast iron, pig iron, gray iron
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Iron

(countable) A tool or appliance made of metal, which is heated and then used to transfer heat to something else; most often a thick piece of metal fitted with a handle and having a flat, roughly triangular bottom, which is heated and used to press wrinkles from clothing, and now usually containing an electrical heating apparatus.
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Iron

(usually plural, irons) shackles.
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Iron

(slang) A firearm, either a long gun or a handgun.
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Iron

(uncountable) A dark shade of the color silver.
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Iron

A male homosexual.
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Iron

(golf) A golf club used for middle-distance shots.
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Iron

Used as a symbol of great strength or toughness, or to signify a very strong or tough material.
A will of iron
He appeared easygoing, but inside he was pure iron.
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Iron

(weightlifting) Weight used as resistance for the purpose of strength training.
He lifts iron on the weekends.
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Iron

A meteorite consisting primarily of metallic iron (mixed with a small amount of nickel), as opposed to one composed mainly of stony material.
Irons and stony irons can be much larger than stony meteorites and are much more visually striking, but make up only a few percent of all meteorites.
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Iron

A safety curtain in a theatre.
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Iron

Dumb bombs, those without guidance systems.
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Iron

(not comparable) Made of the metal iron.
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Iron

(figuratively) Strong as of will, inflexible.
She had an iron will.
He held on with an iron grip.
An iron constitution
Iron men
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Iron

(transitive) To pass an iron over (clothing or some other item made of cloth) in order to remove creases.
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Iron

To shackle with irons; to fetter or handcuff.
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Iron

(transitive) To furnish or arm with iron.
To iron a wagon
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Iron

The most common and most useful metallic element, being of almost universal occurrence, usually in the form of an oxide (as hematite, magnetite, etc.), or a hydrous oxide (as limonite, turgite, etc.). It is reduced on an enormous scale in three principal forms; viz., cast iron, steel, and wrought iron. Iron usually appears dark brown, from oxidation or impurity, but when pure, or on a fresh surface, is a gray or white metal. It is easily oxidized (rusted) by moisture, and is attacked by many corrosive agents. Symbol Fe (Latin Ferrum). Atomic number 26, atomic weight 55.847. Specific gravity, pure iron, 7.86; cast iron, 7.1. In magnetic properties, it is superior to all other substances.
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Iron

An instrument or utensil made of iron; - chiefly in composition; as, a flatiron, a smoothing iron, etc.
My young soldier, put up your iron.
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Iron

Fetters; chains; handcuffs; manacles.
Four of the sufferers were left to rot in irons.
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Iron

Strength; power; firmness; inflexibility; as, to rule with a rod of iron.
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Iron

An iron-headed club with a deep face, chiefly used in making approaches, lifting a ball over hazards, etc.
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Iron

Of, or made of iron; consisting of iron; as, an iron bar, dust.
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Iron

Resembling iron in color; as, iron blackness.
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Iron

Like iron in hardness, strength, impenetrability, power of endurance, insensibility, etc.;
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Iron

Rude; hard; harsh; severe.
Iron years of wars and dangers.
Jove crushed the nations with an iron rod.
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Iron

Firm; robust; enduring; as, an iron constitution.
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Iron

Inflexible; unrelenting; as, an iron will.
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Iron

Not to be broken; holding or binding fast; tenacious.
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Iron

To smooth with an instrument of iron; especially, to smooth, as cloth, with a heated flatiron; - sometimes used with out.
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Iron

To shackle with irons; to fetter or handcuff.
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Iron

To furnish or arm with iron; as, to iron a wagon.
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Iron

A heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
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Iron

A golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head
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Iron

Metal shackles; for hands or legs
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Iron

Implement used to brand live stock
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Iron

Home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth
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Iron

Press and smooth with a heated iron;
Press your shirts
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Iron

Extremely robust;
An iron constitution
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