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 »

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No one knows who discovered tin because it was known to the ancients. The Romans referred to tin as stannum, and this is reflected in its symbol, Sn. It's also one of the few elements that has an alchemical symbol. More »

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Tin was discovered prior to the beginning of recorded history, so its exact date of discovery is unknown. Its first known use was at the start of the Bronze Age in approximately 3000 B.C. During this time period, it was ... More »

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Zinc is generally not a magnetic metal. However, it can be made slightly magnetic when exposed to a very strong magnetic field, but this property immediately dissipates as soon as it is removed from the field. More »

Bronze is not magnetic, which is due to the fact that it is an alloy composed of copper and tin, neither of which are magnetic. Most metals are not magnetic, with only a few exceptions, such as iron, cobalt and nickel. More »

According to the Mohs hardness scale, a list of soft metals includes lead, gold, silver, tin, zinc, aluminum, thorium, copper, brass and bronze. Gallium might also be considered a soft metal, as it melts at 85.57 degrees... More »

Tin(II) oxide is compound made of one atom of tin and one atom of oxygen, as represented by the chemical formula SnO. It appears as either a blue-black solid or a red solid, depending on the production method. More »

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