26th November 2019

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Where is tin placed in the reactivity series?

SubstanceComment
IronMetal: not very reactive
TinMetal: not very reactive
LeadMetal: not very reactive
HydrogenNot a metal, but included in series

Also, is Tin Reactive or nonreactive?

A reactive pan is one that contains metals that might interact with certain foods. Stainless steel and tin (including tin-lined copper) are examples of nonreactive metals. You can use these pans for all kinds of foods, though you may not get the heat conductivity of copper or cast iron.

Is tin or copper more reactive?

The reactivity series lists metals in order of how reactive they are. They are more reactive than iron and lose their electrons in preference to iron. Although tin is used to coat steel cans, it does not act as a sacrificial metal.

What is tin made up of?

Tin (Sn), a chemical element belonging to the carbon family, Group 14 (IVa) of the periodic table. It is a soft, silvery white metal with a bluish tinge, known to the ancients in bronze, an alloy with copper. Tin is widely used for plating steel cans used as food containers, in metals used for bearings, and in solder.
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