Wanted : Tin
When tin was discovered
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Who discovered tin
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Is Tin dangerous
Tin can be dangerous when you get seafood, be mindful of its origin as tin has been found in seafood caught off certain coastal waters. Household products like toothpaste and soap may have tin compounds added. Manufacturing and industrial facilities are often guilty of releasing toxic metals like tin into the environment. This not only affects workers, but people who live in the vicinity too. High concentrations of tin are usually found in air and soil samples in and around areas where hazardous waste is present, This can present groundwater contamination
Tin is used in the Pilkington process to produce window glass. In the Pilkington process, molten glass is poured onto a pool of molten tin. The glass floats on the surface of the tin and cools, forming solid glass with flat, parallel surfaces. Most of the window glass produced today is made this way.
Two allot ropes of tin occur near room temperature. The first form of tin is called gray tin and is stable at temperatures below 13.2°C (55.76°F). There are few, if any, uses for gray tin. At temperatures above 13.2°C, gray tin slowly turns into tin's second form, white tin. White tin is the normal form of the metal and has many uses. Unfortunately, white tin will turn into gray tin if its temperature falls below 13.2°C. This change can be prevented if small amounts of antimony or bismuth are added to white tin.
The addition of tin to bronze alloys improves their properties compared with pure copper: for example, bronze is harder and more easily cast than copper.Tin can be rolled into thin foil sheets (tinfoil). Present day ‘tinfoil’ to cover or wrap food is usually made from aluminum.