Tin is a post-transition metal in group 14 of the periodic table. It is obtained chiefly from the mineral cassiterite, which contains tin dioxide. The first alloy used on a large scale was bronze, made of tin and copper, from as early as 3000 BC.
Tin – Specific Heat, Latent Heat of Fusion, Latent Heat of Vaporization
Specific heat of Tin is 0.227 J/g K.
Heat capacity is an extensive property of matter, meaning it is proportional to the size of the system. Heat capacity C has the unit of energy per degree or energy per kelvin. When expressing the same phenomenon as an intensive property, the heat capacity is divided by the amount of substance, mass, or volume, thus the quantity is independent of the size or extent of the sample.
Latent Heat of Fusion of Tin is 7.029 kJ/mol.
Latent Heat of Vaporization of Tin is 295.8 kJ/mol.
Latent heat is the amount of heat added to or removed from a substance to produce a change in phase. This energy breaks down the intermolecular attractive forces, and also must provide the energy necessary to expand the gas (the pΔV work). When latent heat is added, no temperature change occurs. The enthalpy of vaporization is a function of the pressure at which that transformation takes place.
See also: Mechanical Properties of Tin
|Specific Heat||0.227 J/g K|
|Heat of Fusion||7.029 kJ/mol|
|Heat of Vaporization||295.8 kJ/mol|
Properties of other elements