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How can tin nitrate be synthesized? Mixing nitric acid and tin makes tin oxide (I did this in chemistry class) so how can tin nitrate be created?

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A quick look into some search engine results for tin nitrate yielded this source, which rather interestingly even comes with a video of the reaction. That probably isn't among the main routes to generate tin nitrate, though.

It seems the direct reaction of tin and nitric acid actually can yield tin nitrate, but only in cold dilute nitric acid, and even then only as a metastable solution. This article goes deeper into the synthesis of tin nitrate.

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  • $\begingroup$ It seems the first link actually has a great deal of short videos for experiments. That's an unexpectedly good find! $\endgroup$ – Nicolau Saker Neto Feb 26 '14 at 23:57

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