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tin (symbol Sn) Metalloid element of group IV of the periodic table, known from ancient times. Its chief ore is cassiterite (an oxide). Soft, malleable and resistant to corrosion, tin is used as a protective coating for iron, steel, copper and other metals, and in such alloys as solder, pewter, bronze and type metal. Properties: at.no. 50; r.a.m. 118.69; r.d. 7.29; m.p. 232°C (449.6°F); b.p. 2270°C (4118°F); most common isotope Sn118 (24.03%).

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Periodic Table of the Elements: Tin

Periodic Table of the Elements: Tin

Periodic Table of the Elements: Tin
Atomic Number: 50
Atomic Symbol: Sn
  Tin
Atomic Weight: 118.710
Electron Configuration: 2 · 8 · 18 18 · 4

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