Facts about Tin

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Facts about the Definition of the Element Tin
The Element Tin is defined as...
A malleable, silvery metallic element obtained chiefly from cassiterite. It is used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion and is a part of numerous alloys, such as soft solder, pewter, type metal, and bronze.
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Tin
What are the origins of the word Tin ?
The name originates from the Anglo-Saxon word tin and its symbol Sn from the Latin word 'stannum'.


 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Tin
Tin is classified in the 'Other Metals' section which can be located in groups 13, 14, and 15 of the Periodic Table. All of these elements are solid, have a relatively high density and are opaque.
 


Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Tin

Tin dates back to antiquity. Used in bronze implements as early as 3,500 BC. First believed to have been mined in South-East England
 

Occurrence of the element Tin in the Atmosphere
Obtained chiefly from the ore cassiterite
About 35 countries mine tin
 

Common Uses of Tin
Coating for steel cans
Tin ceilings, signs, tiles, tin soldiers, whistles, containers and tin roofs
 

The Properties of the Element Tin

Name of Element : Tin
Symbol of Element : Sn
Atomic Number of Tin : 50
Atomic Mass: 118.71 amu
Melting Point: 231.9 C - 505.05 K
Boiling Point: 2270.0 C - 2543.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Tin : 50
Number of Neutrons in Tin : 69
Crystal Structure: Tetragonal
Density @ 293 K: 7.31 g/cm3
Color of Tin : silvery


The element Tin and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Tin on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Tin for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Tin with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Tin element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
 

Facts and Info about the element Argon - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Tin element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Tin is just one element that can be found.
 

Facts and Info about the Element Tin
 

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