|Origin of Name
||From the Latin word stannum, meaning tin
|Date and Place of Discovery
||Known to the ancients
- The earliest recorded usage of tin is as early as the Bronze Age.
- It is very soft and malleable.
- It can be rolled, pressed or hammered into thin sheets like tin foil.
- It prevents rusting and is used to protect copper and other metals.
- Its alloys can be toxic.
- Coating for other metals to prevent corrosion (steel cans)
- An alloying agent
- Reducing agent
- In glass to produce electrically conductive coatings
- Panel lighting and frost-free windshields
- Window glass