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Answered 2012-05-17 17:18:40

A 'tin can' is actually made of steel, which is a magnetic alloy of iron.

There is sometimes a layer of tin (or zinc), electroplated onto the surface, so the name is misleading. It is more properly a 'tinned' can as it is a steel can which has been 'tinned' to stop it from corroding.

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