Titanium Trinity fugate

Element Symbol

Ti

Element Name

Titanium

Atomic Number

22

Protons Electrons Neutrons

22, 22, 26

Atomic Mass

47.867

Titanium is a metal therefore it is a solid. Titanium is as strong as steel but much less dense. It is therefore important as an alloying agent with many metals including Aluminum, Molybdenum and Iron. These alloys are mainly used in aircraft, spacecraft and missiles because of their low density and ability to withstand extremes of temperature.

Titanium was discovered by the Reverend William Gregor in 1791, who was interested in minerals. He recognized the presence of a new element, now known as titanium, in menachanite, a mineral named after Menaccan in Cornwall (England)

Chemical Properties

  • The most noted chemical property of titanium is its excellent resistance to corrosion
  • Titanium is thermodynamically a very reactive metal, it is slow to react with water and air
  • Titanium burns in air when heated and in pure oxygen when heated higher than that it forms titanium dioxide.

Physical Properties

  • Titanium is recognized for its high strength-to-weight ratio
  • It is also a strong metal with low density that is quite ductile
  • Titanium is lustrous, and a metallic-white in color

Unusual Facts

Titanium is forged in the depths of supernovas, or collapsing stars
Titanium is the ninth most abundant metal in the Earth's crust
Titanium is orbiting the planet right now: The International Space Station (ISS) has a number of Titanium parts, including pipes, according to NASA

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.