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What chemical element has 26 protons?

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The element that has 26 protons is iron. Iron is a dull gray metal that has been so important to the development of humankind that the Iron Age was named after it.

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As a result of its highly useful qualities, iron is one of the most important building materials. It is not only extremely strong and hard, but it is inexpensive and easy to work with. Iron's one drawback as a building material is that it rusts. It makes up for this by its ability to form many alloys, most of which are types of steel. Iron is also necessary for life, as it is found in hemoglobin which helps the blood transport oxygen.

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