Tin - Periodic Table of Videos
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The team at periodicvideos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. This one is about tin, a metal used to coat the cans that hold our food, and to make the blades of swords!
Legend tells us that Napoleon’s Grand Army froze to death on its retreat from Moscow in 1812 because their clothes fell apart when “tin pest” (an allotropic transformation at low temperatures) degraded their buttons.
Can you find other examples of an everyday object with a name referencing an element?