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Tin is a chemical element with the symbol Sn (Latin: stannum) and atomic number 50. This silvery, malleable poor metal that is not easily oxidized in air and resists corrosion, is found in many alloys and is used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion. Tin is obtained chiefly from the mineral cassiterite, where it occurs as an oxide. It can be alloyed with copper to make bronze. Pewter alloys contain from 85% up to 99% tin.

Tin is a malleable, ductile, highly crystalline, silvery-white metal; when a bar of tin is bent, a strange crackling sound known as the tin cry can be heard due to the breaking of the crystals. This metal resists corrosion from distilled, sea and soft tap water, but can be attacked by strong acids, alkalis, and by acid salts. Tin acts as a catalyst when oxygen is in solution and helps accelerate chemical attack. Tin forms the dioxide SnO2 when it is heated in the presence of air. SnO2, in turn, is feebly acidic and forms stannate (SnO32) salts with basic oxides. Tin can be highly polished and is used as a protective coat for other metals in order to prevent corrosion or other chemical action. This metal combines directly with chlorine and oxygen and displaces hydrogen from dilute acids. Tin is malleable at ordinary temperatures but is brittle when it is cooled.

SymbolSnDensity (20°C)/gcm-3a5.769
Atomic number50Density (20°C)/gcm-3ß7.265
No. of naturally occurring isotopes10Melting point /°C232
Atomic weight118.69(+/-3)Boiling point /°C2623
Electronic configuration[Kr]4d'°ΔHfus/kJmol-17.07
rIV (covalent)/pm140.5ΔHvap/kJmol-1296
rIV (ionic, 6-coordinate)/pm69ΔHf(monoatomic gas)/kJmol-1300.7
rIV (ionic, 6-coordinate)/pm118Ionization energy/kJmol-1 I708.4
Electronegativity χ1.8Ionization energy/kJmol-1 II1411.4
Electrical resistivity (20°C)/μohm cmßllx 10-6Ionization energy/kJmol-1 III2942.2
Band gap Eg/kJ mol-1α7.7, ß0Ionization energy/kJmol-1 IV3929.3
Temperature (oC) @Vap. PressureTechniquesRemarks
10-8 Torr10-6 Torr10-4 TorrElectron BeamCrucibleCoilBoat
682807997ExcellentAl2O3TungstenMolybdenumWets Molybdenum; use Ta liner in EB guns

Precision Alloys
AlloyDin SymbolElectrical Resistivity at 20°C     Conductivity  Density   
                 μΩ/Cm             S/W   g/cm3
NEXZERAN®CuMn7Sn29.00 3.45 8.50 

Sputtering Targets
Matierial SymbolAtomic Number     Thermal Conductivity         Theoretical Density 
ITOIn2O3/SnO2 90/10 wt%---

Evaporation Materials
Matierial SymbolAtomic Number     Thermal Conductivity         Theoretical Density 
Sn ( pellets )Sn5066.67.3
ITO ( pieces )In2O3/SnO2 90/10 wt%---

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