Solder, the outside of cans and cooking utensils, are traditionally made of tin. While tin is still a very common metal in the United States, aluminum is generally used in place of tin because it is less expensive. More »

Tin is not a man-made, manufactured product but a naturally occurring metallic element. Like other chemical elements, such as gold or hydrogen, it is produced through natural processes. Because it is one of the most abun... More »

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Tin is an element that is made up of the mineral cassiterite and mined from the crust of the earth. The combination of cassiterite and carbon in a high heat setting forms the type of tin that is used in modern applicatio... More »

Some unique ideas for desk organization involve saving old cans for storage, making bookcase desks and giving a muffin tin new life as an organizer for small items. Many household objects, such as baskets, jars and large... More »

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A wide number of products are made of steel, including vehicles, surgical tools, kitchen appliances and utensils, nails, screws and food cans. Many buildings are built using structural steel as well. More »

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(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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