In detail

Tin (Sn) properties


Atomic mass, symbol and atomic number

tin is a naturally occurring element with the element symbol Sn and atomic number 50. In the periodic table it stands with an atomic mass of 118.710 u in the 4th main group. The chemical element is not radioactive and is in a solid state at room temperature.

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General
Chemical element:tin
Symbol:sn
Atomic number:50
Group:Carbon group
Period:5
Block:p-block
Series:metals
Appearance:silver-gray
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Year of discovery:primeval
Atomic properties
Atomic mass:118,710 u
Atomic radius:145 pm
Covalent radius:139 pm
Van der Waals radius:217 pm
Electron configuration:Kr 4d10 5s2 5p2
ionization:708.6 kJ / mol
Physical Properties
Physical state:firmly
Density:???
Crystal structure:tetragonal
Magnetism:diamagnetic
molar volume:16,29 · 10-6 m3/ mol
Mohs hardness:1,5
Melting point:231 ° C
Boiling point:2620 ° C
Heat of fusion:7.0 kJ / mol
Heat of vaporization:290 kJ / mol
Thermal conductivity:67 W
Chemical properties
electronegativity:1,96

Did you know that ...

  • Tin has been used as metal by humans for over 5000 years?
  • the 10, 20 and 50 euro cents contain a minimal amount of tin?
  • Tin in the English-speaking world is known as "Tin"?