Titanium Facts for Kids

Titanium Periodic Table
  • Name: Titanium
  • Symbol: Ti
  • Atomic Number: 22
  • Atomic Weight: 47.867 u
  • Period: 4
  • Group: 4

23 Titanium Facts for Kids

  1. Titanium is a chemical element on the periodic table.
  2. Titanium was discovered in 1791 by British mineralogist William Gregor, and he named it menaccanite.
  3. Titanium was given its name in 1795 by German chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth.
  4. Titanium was first isolated in 1825 by Swedish chemist Jöns Jacob Berzelius.
  5. Titanium is a transition metal that is silver and known for its light weight, high strength and anticorrosion properties.
  6. Titanium is a solid at room temperature.
  7. The symbol for titanium is Ti.
  8. The atomic number for titanium is 22.
  9. The standard atomic weight for titanium is 47.867 u.
  10. Titanium is in the transition metal element category on the periodic table.
  11. Titanium is a period 4 chemical element, which is the fourth row on the periodic table.
  12. Titanium is a group 4 chemical element, which is the titanium group.
  13. Titanium has five natural stable isotopes.
  14. The five natural stable titanium isotopes are 46Ti, 47Ti, 48Ti, 49Ti and 50Ti.
  15. The melting point for titanium is 3,034 °F (1,668 °C).
  16. The boiling point for titanium is 5,949 °F (3,287 °C).
  17. Titanium is commonly found in ilmenite and rutile mineral deposits.
  18. Titanium and titanium alloys are popular because of their high strength and low density.
  19. Titanium alloys are commonly used to aerospace vehicles (spacecrafts, airplanes, etc.) and marine vehicles (boats).
  20. Around 95% of all mined and refined titanium will be used to create titanium dioxide (TiO2).
  21. Titanium dioxide is a white pigment used in paint, plastics, paper and toothpaste.
  22. Titanium is used to make different types of sporting goods, like golf clubs, tennis rackets and bicycle frames.
  23. Titanium is biocompatible and can be used for surgical implants (hip balls and sockets) and dental implants.

Additional Resources on Titanium

  • Titanium (Ti) – Learn more about the chemical element titanium on the Los Alamos National Laboratory website.
  • What is Titanium? – Learn what titanium is and what it’s used for on the Titanium.com website.
  • Titanium – RSC – Find more amazing facts about titanium on the Royal Society of Chemistry website.
  • Titanium – Wiukipedia – Discover more titanium facts and information on the Wikipedia website.