What is Titanium?
Titanium is the 9th most abundant element in the earth. In the periodic table titanium is the number 22, it has an atomic weight of 47.90 and its represented by the symbol "TI"
Titanium was discovered in 1791 by the William Gregor an English pastor. He discovered was an impure form of Titanium known as “Manachite”, but pure titanium was discovered by a German chemist, Martin Klaproth who named it “Titanium”. The name Titanium was derived from Greek Mythology. Titians in Greek Mythology referred to characters heralded for their superhuman strength.
Titanium is used to alloy with aluminium, molybdenum, manganese, iron, and other metals. These alloys of titanium are used principally in the aerospace industry, for both airframes and engines, where lightweight strength and ability to withstand extremes of temperature are important. Titanium is strong as steel, but much lighter. It is stronger than aluminium. It is nearly as resistant to corrosion as platinum.
Titanium's chief use is as an alloy with many different elements, including iron and aluminium.
Titanium is very resistant to corrosion and has a high strength-to-weight ratio.
Titanium can be as strong as steel, but with weights as much as 45% lighter than steel.
Titanium has five naturally occurring stable isotopes, with the most common being Ti-48.Of titanium's eleven radioactive isotopes, seven of them have a half-life of less than 33 seconds.
Some of the radioisotopes have half-lives of less than half of one second.
Since it has a high melting point (higher than 3000 degrees F), titanium is often used as a refractory metal.
It is non-magnetic and is a very poor conductor of electricity.
Titanium makes up less than one percent of the Earth's crust, at .63% by mass.It is also the seventh most common metal on Earth.
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Properties of Titanium:
Titanium has a melting point of 1941, Boiling point of 3560, liquit range of 1619 and Superconduction temperature of 0.40