Tin is a non-reactive metal whereas iron is a reactive metal.

If food is stored in an iron container, it might react with iron and get spoiled.

Hence, tin is electroplated on iron to make cans used for storing food.

Electroplating tin makes the container non-reactive and look better.

  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 14 Class 8 - Chemical Effects Of Electric Current

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 11 years and a teacher from the past 11 years. He teaches Science, Accounts and English at Teachoo