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Tin: Inorganic Chemistry

  1. James L. Wardell

Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc0227

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Wardell, J. L. 2011. Tin: Inorganic Chemistry. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

  • alloy;
  • mineral;
  • divalent;
  • cluster