Tin

Symbol: Sn Atomic #: 50 Atomic Mass: 118.71

Common facts


  • The discoverer of Tin is unknown
  • It was discovered around 1500 BC
  • Periodic Table Group: Post transition metal
  • Melting Point: 231.9 degrees Celsius
  • Boiling Point: 2270.0 degrees Celsius
  • Density: 7.31g/cubic centimeter
  • At room temp. Tin is a solid
  • Tin can be found in the ore cassiterite
  • Uses:
  1. Tin plating
  2. Mixed with brass
  3. Mixed with bronze
  4. Making solder
  • Color: white/silver
  • Tin has no odor
  • It's worth is $290.50/100g


Isotopes

  • Sn-113 : 115.1 days
  • Sn-117m : 13.6 days
  • Sn-119m : 293 days
  • Sn-121 : 1.12 days
  • Sn-121m : 55 years
  • Sn-123 : 129.2 days
  • Sn-123m : 40.1 min.
  • Sn-125 : 9.63 days
  • Sn-125m : 9.5 min.
  • Sn-126 : 200,000 years

An Interesting Fact

Tin Sword

In ancient times around 1500 - 1300 BC Tin swords were used in ceremonies in France

By: Lauren Schreckenbach