cassiterite

Home » cassiterite

What is tin? Atoms, elements, chemistry

By |2018-04-16T14:02:21+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Chemistry|

Like the other metals, tin is one of the heavier kinds of atoms. Every atom of tin has 50 protons and 69 neutrons in its nucleus (depending on the isotope; the exact kind of tin). Like other metals, all tin atoms form inside older stars that have become supernovas. On Earth, tin is very common. [...]