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This soft and pliable metal is commonly used for soldering pipes as well as electrical circuits, thanks to a low melting point and moderate electrical conductivity. It also shows moderate corrosion resistance to air, for which reason it is sometimes used in coatings. There are many different tin alloys such as babbit metal, pewter and tin amalgam, each of which has its characteristic properties. One alloy worth mentioning is the niobium-tin alloy, which is used to make superconducting magnets. Other uses include tinplating for food containers, lead-acid batteries and in brake pads.

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20.0 °C

7.31 g/cm³

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Elastic modulus

20.0 °C

50 GPa

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Hardness, Brinell

20.0 °C

51 [-]

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Poisson's ratio

20.0 °C

0.36 [-]

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Tensile strength

20.0 °C

220 MPa

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Melting point

232 °C

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Specific heat capacity

20.0 °C

217 J/(kg·K)

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Thermal conductivity

20.0 °C

67 W/(m·K)

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Electrical resistivity

20.0 °C

1.1E-9 Ω·m

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