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Basic information to answer all your many questions about Tin!
Atomic Number: 50
Color: Silvery lustrous gray
So easy to spell even Brittany can spell it:))
Tin has some uses you know:)))
Used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion or other chemical action (tin cans are made from tin coated steel).
Alloying agent, important alloys incldue soft solder, type metal, fusible metal, pewter, bronze, bell metal, Babbitt metal, White metal, die casting alloy, and phosphor bronze.
The chloride (SnCl2.H2O) is used as a reducing agent and as a mordant in calico printing.
Tin salts sprayed onto glass are used to produce electrically conductive coatings. These have been used for panel lighting and for frost-free wind-shields.
Window glass is made by floating molten glass on molten tin (float glass) to produce a flat surface (Pilkington process).
A crystalline tin-niobium alloy is superconductive at very low temperatures. Such magnets, made of tin-niobium wire, weigh just a few pounds and produce magnetic fields that are comparable to that of a 100 ton electromagnet.
Trialkyl and triaryl tin compounds are biocides - there is concern over their environmental effects. Tributyltin is the active ingredient in a type of antifouling paint used on ships.
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