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