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Tin is a chemical element with the symbol Sn (for Latin: stannum) and atomic number 50. It is a main group metal in group 14 of the periodic table. Tin shows a chemical similarity to both neighboring group-14 elements, germanium and lead, and has two possible oxidation states, +2 and the slightly more stable +4. Tin is the 49th most abundant element and has, with 10 stable isotopes, the largest number of stable isotopes in the periodic table. It is a silvery, malleable other metal that is not easily oxidized in air, obtained chiefly from the mineral cassiterite where it occurs as tin dioxide, SnO2.
The first alloy used on a large scale since 3000 BC was bronze, an alloy of tin and copper. After 600 BC, pure metallic tin was produced. Pewter, which is an alloy of 85–90% tin with the remainder commonly consisting of copper, antimony and lead, was used for flatware from the Bronze Age until the 20th century. In modern times, tin is used in many alloys, most notably tin/lead soft solders, which are typically 60% or more tin. Another large application for tin is corrosion-resistant tin plating of steel. Because of its low toxicity, tin-plated metal was used for food packaging as tin cans, which are now made mostly of steel, even though the name is kept in English.

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  1. EPS

    My tin foil hat is back

    I think it's strange . where I live in Anacortes Washington there is very few gun crimes.and now there are people at the Safeway trying to get people to sign the petition .and now we get this on the same day .a lady goes off her rocker and started shooting up her house and had a stand off with...
  2. Fast Eddie

    Tin Lizzie Is Home!

    This was restored or at least partially restored by my grandfather about 30 years ago. My dad and I have had it running, but it has some radiator leaks, so it hasn’t been on the road for decades. My son just turned 16 this spring, and I am giving it to him and we are going to get it parade...
  3. gun.deals

    Smith & Wesson Limited Edition Folding-Knife Tin - $11.88

    Smith & Wesson Limited Edition Folding-Knife Tin - $11.88 (Free S/H over $99 w/code "7TREAT")
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    7.62x39mm, 124 Grain, FMJ, 700 Rounds, with Tin - $156.74 shipped

    7.62x39mm, 124 Grain, FMJ, 700 Rounds, with Tin - $156.74 (Free S/H over $49 w/code "RMNSHP1709")
  5. DaveLikesGuns

    the tin foil hat people are right...

    Elon Musk launches Neuralink, a venture to merge the human brain with AI In the conspiracy community it's called "trans humanism." I'm very afraid for humanity.
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