Source: Naturally occurring in rocks and minerals. Used in soldering, pesticides, plastics, soda cans, toothpaste, cosmetics, and plastic.
Summary: Tin is element 50 on the periodic table of elements. It has a density of 7.31 g/mL. It is found naturally occurring in rocks and minerals in the crust of the earth. It is a silver colored metal that may turn into a black powder under cold temperatures. It is malleable and is used in soldering along with lead and other metals. Tin may exist in organic and inorganic forms. Inorganic compounds of tin feature bonds to chlorine, sulfur, or oxygen and are used in household products such as toothpaste and cosmetics. Organic tin (compounds with carbon) is found in plastics and pesticides. Tin is desirable for its low melting point, malleability, and non-corrosive properties. It may exist in wires, coating of other metals, musical organ pipes, bronze, and sheet metal. Tin is also used in soda cans. Glass used in most windows is produced using tin in the Pilkington process.
GHS Hazard Statement: H319, H335, H372, GHS07, GHS08