Tin is magnetic in the literal sense of the word. The effect is so weak that it could be considered non-magnetic for all practical purposes. It is called a paramagnetic substance scientifically, but it has such a weak ef... More » Science Physics Magnetism

Nickel is a ferromagnetic element. Nickel, iron, cobalt and gadolinium are the only elements that are magnetic around room temperature. A ferromagnetic metal can be attracted to magnets and can be magnetized itself. More » Science Chemistry

Tin is technically considered a magnetic metal. However, the magnetic properties of tin are so weak that it could generally be considered to be non-magnetic. More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules
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