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Solid mixtures - a tin and lead solder

Description

Electrical solder is an alloy of tin and lead. In this experiment a simple method is used to compare the melting points of lead, tin and solder.

Credits

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This is an experiment from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Apparatus Chemicals

Eye protection

Bunsen burner

Tripod

Heat resistant mat

Pipe-clay triangle

Crucible lid

Tin, a small piece

Lead (TOXIC, DANGEROUS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT), a small piece

Flux-free solder, a small piece

Refer to Health & Safety and Technical notes section below for additional information.

 

 


 


 




Electrical solder is an alloy of tin and lead. In this experiment a simple method is used to compare the melting points of lead, tin and solder.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a resource from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry. This collection of over 200 practical activities demonstrates a wide range of chemical concepts and processes. Each activity contains comprehensive information for teachers and technicians, including full technical notes and step-by-step procedures. Practical Chemistry activities accompany Practical Physics and Practical Biology.