Periodic Table of the Elements: Tin

Name: Tin
Symbol: Sn
Atomic Number: 50
Atomic Mass: 118.69
Atomic Volume: 16.29 cc/mol
Discovered By: Prehistoric
Discovery Date: Tin has been known since ancient times
Origin of Name: Tin - (Anglo-Saxon) tin (tin), the symbol Sn comes from (Latin) stannum (tin)
Toxicity: Not toxic. Prolonged action of tin oxide dust produces a "dust" disease of the lungs. Tin compounds are apparently not toxic.
Summary: Not found free in nature. Tin has two crystalline structures. Ordinary or white tin has a hexagonal structure. When cooled below 13.2°C, it slowly changes into the useless gray tin form (tetragonal). Tin emits a high-pitched "tin cry" when bent. Tin is used in coating steel cans for corrosion resistance. Alloys of tin are also used in solder, bronze, and pewter.


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