From: Joe Gross
aghosh at ux4.cso.uiuc.edu (RAVEN) writes: >hey there. what is the difference between pine and tin. Pine is a tree of the genus Pinus, or of various allied coniferous genera; comprising trees, mostly of large size, with evergreen needle-shaped leaves, of which many species afford valuable timber, tar, and turpen- tine, and some have edible seeds. Tin is one of the well-known metals, nearly approaching silver in white- ness and lustre, highly malleable and taking a high polish; used in the manufacture of articles of block tin, in the formation of alloys, as bronze, pewter, etc., and, on account of its resistance to oxidation, for making tin-plate and lining culinary and other iron vessels. >are there any >disadvantages/advantages to tin. well, tin is rarely if ever found native, but occurs in two ores, the diox- ide, SnO, called tin-stone or cassiterite, and, less commonly, in tin-pyrites or sulphide of tin, SnS. Chemically it is a dyad metal- lic element, symbol Sn (stannum), atomic weight (O = 16) 119 (Internat. Committee in Jrnl. Chem. Soc. Sept. 1912, 1832); sp. gr. about 7.3. In Alchemy represented by the same sign ((omitted)) as the planet Jupiter. Pine burns better.
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