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A tin deposit provides sacrificial protection to copper, nickel, and many other nonferrous metals and alloys. Tin also provides good protection to steel. Tin can be deposited from either alkaline or acid electrolytes. This article explains the compositions and operating conditions of these electrolytes.

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Arthur J. Killmeyer, 1994. "Tin Plating", Surface Engineering, C.M. Cotell, J.A. Sprague, F.A. Smidt, Jr.

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