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Properties And Applications Of Lead And Tin


Lead and Tin also very important engineering materials. They are generally used in such application together. In this article, we will explain the applications of Tin and Lead and properties of them as summary.

What Are The Properties And Applications Of Lead And Tin?

Brass specimens(Image Source: Avivametals).

If you look at the article here, there is a special application of tin-lead alloys system. So they are generally used as alloying elements each other. And also because of their low melting point, lead-tin alloy systems are used as soldering applications at electrical connections. If we state the Lead itself, it has veyr low stregth and hardness and very low melting temperature. And also Lead has very good corrosion resistance. But lead finds some kinds of very important applications itself such as ammunition, type metals, x-rayshielding, storage batteries, bearings, and vibration damping etc.

If we talk about Tin itself, it has much more lower melting temperature, very low hardness and strength. Tin has very good ductility. So it can be said that, Lead and Tin are soft metals. Tin is used as alloying element in Bronze. To obtain Bronze, Tin is alloyed with Copper. And the use of Bronze is dated back around 3000 B.C. Tin also has very specific applications such as tin-coated sheet steel containers  called as tin cans, for storing food and used as solder metal.

The relationship and properties of Tin and Lead and typical applications of them can be summarized as above. Do not forget to leave your comments and questions about ‘Properties and applications of Tin and Lead’ below!

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