Tin: Inorganic Chemistry
Published Online: 15 MAR 2006
Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry
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Wardell, J. L. 2006. Tin: Inorganic Chemistry. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .
- Published Online: 15 MAR 2006
The alloying of copper with tin to produce bronze led to the formation of tools and weapons in what was later called the ‘Bronze Age’ from ≈2600–1500 BC. Since that time tin, in both the +2 and +4 oxidation states has figured prominently in inorganic compounds. This article will provide a summary of the types of inorganic compounds that tin forms, their spectroscopic characterization, and industrial uses.