Tin is described as a metal with a low melting point; therefore it is often used for solder. It is malleable and resists corrosion. Tin is used to produce tinplate (steel coated with tin) for food packaging.

The chemical symbol for tin is Sn and it has a density of 7.3

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Alternative Spellings (Synonyms): Tinners