The name of SnCl2 is tin(II) chloride. Other names used for the compound SnCl2 include stannous chloride, tin dichloride, tin salt and tin protochloride. Tin(II) chloride is made up of one atom of tin and two atoms of chlorine.
The chemical symbol for tin is Sn and the chemical symbol for chlorine is Cl. The two ions that combine to form tin(II) chloride are Sn2+ and Cl1-. Tin(II) chloride is a solid crystal with a molar mass of 189.6 grams per mole. It is used in the manufacture of tin cans and provides bright coloring in textile dyeing. It is also sometimes used as a food additive.