nickmame asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

about tin!!!! science!! 20 pt

electron configuration: ( this must be a graphic but wiriting your information out might help you inderstand the graohic)

How many shells?

How many electrons does it contain?

Uses: Historical AND/OR Modern Uses

Be as SPECIFIC as you possibly can!

(Medicines? Building materials? Batteries? Rocket fuel? Jewelry?

Water purification? Photography Film? Fireworks?)


i said its 20 pt but i put 10 .......ill give you later!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    electron configuration: (not entirely too sure) 2, 8, 18, 18, 4

    shells: 5

    electrons: 50


    Some important tin alloys are: bronze, bell metal, Babbitt metal, die casting alloy, pewter, phosphor bronze, soft solder, and White metal.

    The most important salt formed is stannous chloride, which has found use as a reducing agent and as a mordant in the calico printing process. Electrically conductive coatings are produced when tin salts are sprayed onto glass. These coatings have been used in panel lighting and in the production of frost-free windshields.

    Most metal pipes in a pipe organ are made of varying amounts of a tin/lead alloy, with 50% / 50% being the most common. When this alloy cools, the lead cools slightly faster and makes a mottled or spotted effect. This metal alloy is referred to as spotted metal.

    Window glass is most often made via floating molten glass on top of molten tin (creating float glass) in order to make a flat surface (this is called the "Pilkington process").

    Tin is also used in solders for joining pipes or electric circuits, in bearing alloys, in glass-making, and in a wide range of tin chemical applications. Although of higher melting point than a lead-tin alloy, the use of pure tin or tin alloyed with other metals in these applications is rapidly supplanting the use of the previously common lead–containing alloys in order to eliminate the problems of toxicity caused by lead.

    Tin foil was once a common wrapping material for foods and drugs; replaced in the early 20th century by the use of aluminium foil, which is now commonly referred to as tin foil. Hence one use of the slang term "tinnie" or "tinny" for a small retail package of a drug such as cannabis or for a can of beer.

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