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Atomic symbol - Sn
Atomic weight - 118.710
Atomic number - 50
Electron configuration - 2-8-18-18-4
Oxidation states - +2, +4
State of matter - solid
Heavy metal-low melting
Discovered in ancient times
Boils at 2260 .C, melts at 231.88 .C

Tin is a silvery-white metal with a blueish tinge. Tins most wide uses are as
solder, metals used for bearings and plating steel cans for food containers.
It is nontoxic, malleable, and ductile. Tin exists in two allotropes, white
and gray tin. Gray tin changes to white tin when heated to 55.8 .F and more
rapidly at 212 .F. The reverse happens at low temperatures.

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