What are typical oxidation states for tin?

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Oct 8, 2016

Answer:

Tin exhibits 2 oxidation states; #Sn(NO_3)_4# and #Sn(NO_3)_2# are conceivable.

Explanation:

Both #"stannous nitrate"#, #Sn(NO_3)_2#, and #"stannic nitrate"#, #Sn(NO_3)_4#, are known. I suppose the #Sn(II)# compound would be a little easier to handle, but the oxidation number must be specified for clarity.