โ–ธโ–ธ
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Tin
  • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ ้Œซ
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Tin
  • ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท étain
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Zinn
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ื‘ื“ื™ืœ
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Stagno
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต ใ‚นใ‚บ
  • ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Estanho
  • ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ะžะปะพะฒะพ
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Estaño
  • ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Tenn

Tin: uses

The following uses for tin are gathered from a number of sources as well as from anecdotal comments. I would be delighted to receive corrections as well as additional referenced uses.

  • used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion or other chemical action (tin cans are made from tin coated steel)
  • alloying agent, important alloys incldue soft solder, type metal, fusible metal, pewter, bronze, bell metal, Babbitt metal, White metal, die casting alloy, and phosphor bronze
  • the chloride (SnCl2.H2O) is used as a reducing agent and as a mordant in calico printing
  • tin salts sprayed onto glass are used to produce electrically conductive coatings. These have been used for panel lighting and for frost-free wind-shields
  • window glass is made by floating molten glass on molten tin (float glass) to produce a flat surface (Pilkington process)
  • a crystalline tin-niobium alloy is superconductive at very low temperatures. Such magnets, made of tin-niobium wire, weigh just a few pounds and produce magnetic fields that are comparable to that of a 100 ton electromagnet
  • trialkyl and triaryl tin compounds are biocides - there is concern over their environmental effects. Tributyltin is the active ingredient in a type of antifouling paint used on ships.