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F.H. Collins Secondary School, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Tin, 50, F.H. Collins Secondary School, Whitehorse YukonTin: The theme of our tile is based upon the classic film, “The Wizard of Oz”. Tin Man represents one use of tin, which is coating other metals to prevent corrosion or other chemical action. Our “yellow brick road” is built of periodic table tiles for gold, silver, mercury, copper, lead, and iron. These metals, along with tin, were the seven metals of alchemy. Today, tin is used with most of them in alloys or as a coating agent. The symbol and atomic number are made of aluminum foil, which is a wrapping material commonly called “tin foil”.

Artwork by Gabrielle Bullinger, F.H. Collins Secondary School, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Atomic properties*

Name:

Symbol:

Atomic number:

Atomic mass:

Melting point:

Boiling point:

Density:

Electronegativity:

Number of isotopes:

State:

Colour:

Classification:

Tin

Sn

50

118.71 amu

231.93°C

2602°C

7.29 g/cm3 (white)

1.96

11

Solid

Silvery-lustrous-grey±

Metallic±

 

* Haynes, W. M. (2011). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 91st edition: http://www.hbcponline.com/ Retrieved April 7, 2011

± Winter, M. (2010). Home of the Periodic Table. Retrieved April 8, 2011, from Web Elements: http://www.webelements.com/