Titanium knowlege

- Sep 18, 2019-

Titanium

Ti

  •  Symbol: Ti

  •  Atomic Number: 22

  •  Atomic Weight: 47.867

  •  Classification: Transition metal

  •  Phase at Room Temperature: Solid

  •  Density: 4.506 grams per cm cubed

  •  Melting Point: 1668°C, 3034°F

  •  Boiling Point: 3287°C, 5949°F

  •  Discovered by: William Gregor in 1791. First pure titanium produced by M. A. Hunter in 1910.


Titanium is the first element in the fourth column of the periodic table. It is classified as a transition metal. Titanium atoms have 22 electrons and 22 protons. 

Characteristics and Properties 

Under standard conditions titanium is a hard, light, silvery metal. At room temperature it can be brittle, but it becomes more malleable at higher temperatures. 

One of titanium's most valuable qualities is its high strength-to-weight ratio. This means it is both very strong, but also very light. It is twice as strong as aluminum, but only weighs 60% more. It is also as strong as steel, but weighs much less.

Titanium is fairly inactive and is very resistant to corrosion from other elements and substances like acids and oxygen. It has a relatively low electrical and thermal conductivity. 


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