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Answered 2010-03-14 18:16:04

There really isn't a "yes" or "no" answer to this question. There are two types of tin: white tin and gray tin. White tin is paramagnetic, while gray tin is diamagnetic. Paramagnetic materials will have its dipoles(a closed circulation of electric current) orient with the magnetic field, when exposed. Diamagnetic materials, on the other had, will orient the opposite field. There's a bit more to it than that...but without knowing your level of knowledge in physics and chemistry, it would be difficult to explain in its entirety. I hope that answered your question at least a little...

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