stannum


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stannum

[′stan·əm]
(chemistry)
The Latin name for tin, thus the symbol Sn for the element.
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Stannum film electrode for square wave voltammetric determination of trace copper (II).
Due to the addition of [beta] eutectoid element tungsten and neutral element stannum, the alloy possesses excellent mechanical performance combining strength, persistence and stability at the service temperature of 723-823 K.
Of course, these weren't easy guesses because both elements' abbreviations are derived from their Latin roots: tin from stannum and lead from plumbum.