• What is Magnet made up of ?? {composition}
  • Where it is found ? 
  • How it gets its special properties . {If naturally , why naturally?}
  • Why iron does not have the magnetic property ?

Asked by sucharitasahoo1 | 20th Jun, 2017, 09:52: PM

Expert Answer:

1. Lodestone is the first known magnet which was found in Magnesia. It is an ore of iron oxide. The pieces of lodestone found in nature were later categorized as natural magnets. Whereas, there are artificial magnets too which is a magnetised piece of iron or any other magnetic material. These include iron, nickel, cobalt, some alloys of rare-earth metals.

2. Magnets are found everywhere on Earth as it is a mineral.

3. It is inherent property and does not acquire it. 

4. Iron does have magnetic property. Iron is made up of countless tiny bits, all them magnets. Usually, all these little bits are facing randomly, like people crowded in a room. When the iron is made magnetic, all these randomly facing bits align themselves in the sam direction. And this is why an iron piece gets attracted to a magnet.

Answered by Yashvanti Jain | 21st Jun, 2017, 04:33: PM