What is Tin?
More about tin?
- After 600 BC, pure metallic tin was produced.
- Tin resist corrosion from water.
- Tin has 10 stable isotopes.
- Tin is a German word.
- Tin is considered non-toxic.
Who discovered Tin?
Tin and Nature
How is Tin used?
Tin's Chemical and Physical Properties
Malleability- can be bent or shaped
Luster- shine or glow
Ductility-easy to pull or made into wire
Conductivity- easy to make in to electricity
Softness- very soft
Crystalline Structure- tetragonal
Chemical Formula- Sn
Oxidation- not easily oxidized
Reaction to water- stable in cold and hot water
Reaction to acids- doesn't act rapidly
Toxicity- relatively low
Corrosion- resists corrosion
Alloys-used extensively in alloys
Allotropes- two known forms
Compounds- reacts to hydrogens to form compunds
Interesting Facts about tin
- Tin is non-toxic, which is why they use it for canned foods, just in case someone swallows a small amount of it.
- Tin Chloride used as a mordant that is used in textiles to increase the weight of silk and other fabrics.
- Tin rarely occurs freely in Nature.
- Tin was discovered in ancient times, but its unknown who discovered it.
- Because tin is rare, it only comprises 2% of the earths crust.
How Tin is used in everyday life
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