• Name: Tin.
  • How tin got its name: The Latin name for tin is stannum, from which words such as stannous, for salts of tin, is derived, as is the scientific abbreviation for tin, Sn. There is some conjecture that stannum was derived from the Cornish stean, since the West Country region of Great Britain was an early source of tin ore.
  • Symbol: Sn.
  • Atomic number: 50.
  • Atomic Mass: 118.71 amu.
  • Where tin is found and forms into: Tin is foundmainly in the ore cassiterite, which is found in Malaysia, Bolivia, Indonesia. When heated in air tin forms tin.

  • The Physical facts of Tin: are the characteristics that can be observed without changing the substance into another substance. Physical properties are usually those that can be observed using our senses such as color, luster, freezing point, boiling point, melting point, density, hardness and odor.
  • Melting Point (K): 505.1.
  • Boiling Point: 2270.0 °C.
  • Density: (rho). 7310 kg/m3.
  • Abundance in the earth’s crust: 10,000 ppm = 1%.
  • Uses: It takes a high polish and is used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion. can use it for can foods. New construction and to dress up old buildings. Can be used in baking or jewelry.   
  • Sources: Wikipedia.

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