Talk:Tin(II) oxide

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Someone with knowledge of chemistry and grammar should update this page.-- 04:23, 21 September 2005 (UTC)

Stannous Oxide is indicated as a white powder. This is not true. Stannous Oxide is commonely found as a black or deep gray colored powder. Stannous Oxide is indicated as adopting the litharge crystal structure. Firstly, this is an uncommon means of referencing structures in chemistry. Second, I do not know if that assertion of isostrucurality with Litharge is true, even though Pb is in the same periodic group as Sn.

I suggest that the color reference be backed up, and certainly that the more commonly encountered form be given preference. Second, I suggest that the actual crystal type of Tin Monoxide be used rather than a reference to litharge, which is a compound, not a crystal type or class. Sandgk 21:25, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Made the color preference changes I suggested above.

Kept the tetragonal (litharge) reference. Added more detail on typical applications of Stannous Oxide and on the general properties of the pure substance. Added information on the most common synthetic route.

I believe the author who earlier indicated Stannous Oxide as a white powder was likely looking at the properties of Stannous Oxide Mono-Hydrate. Sandgk 21:57, 2 November 2007 (UTC)


I have added more content and restructured the article. However there are Uses noted that I cannot substantiate- if anyone has references regarding glass making, glazing or similar that would help, as well a reference for the esterification statement.--Axiosaurus (talk) 14:10, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Amphoteric character[edit]

I've tried to edit this so the sentences made sense, but in their previous form they seemed very ambiguous. I can't seem to find any information about the complexes formed in acidic solutions, so I've edited it the way I believed it was meant to be written. If anyone with more information than me believes it to be incorrect now, please alter it. (talk) —Preceding undated comment was added at 14:11, 15 January 2009 (UTC).

Never mind; I have located the relevant information and updated it accordingly80.254.146.36 (talk) 14:22, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Ref for History[edit]

  • Weiser, H. B.; Milligan, W. O. (1932). Journal of Physical Chemistry. 36 (12): 3039. doi:10.1021/j150342a015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

--Stone (talk) 19:23, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Picture of flame[edit]

I added the picture of burning tin(II) oxide. I may be able to get a better picture by sticking it on a copper wire and heating. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 19:16, 27 October 2010 (UTC)