Chemical reactions of the elements

Reaction of tin with air

Tin is more reactive than germanium, which is immediately above tin in the periodic table. It is stable in air under ambient conditions but on heating in air or oygen, tin reacts with oxygen to from tin dioxide, SnO2.

Sn(s) + O2(g) → SnO2(s)

Reaction of tin with water

Tin is more reactive than germanium, which is immediately above tin in the periodic table. It is stable to water under ambient conditions but on heating with steam, tin reacts with water to from tin dioxide, SnO2 and hydrogen.

Sn(s) + 2H2O(g) → SnO2(s) + 2H2(g)

Reaction of tin with the halogens

Reaction of tin with acids

Reaction of tin with bases

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