Properties and Uses of Titanium

Last updated 21 July 2020
Properties and Uses of Titanium

What is Titanium?

It is a gray silver metal discovered in 1791, and is the ninth most abundant element in the earth’s crust. It is a lightweight, high-strength structural steel with low wear. It can be found in many rocks and sediments. Like some other elements, titanium forms layers on its surface when interacting with air.

Also read: Uses and Properties of Magnesium

Chemical Properties of Titanium

  • Chemical symbol: Ti
  • Atomic number: 22
  • Category: Transitional elements
  • Density: 4.506 / cc
  • Melting point: 3038° F
  • Boiling point: 5949° F

Also read: Uses and Properties of Magnesium

Facts About Titanium

  • Titanium has a low modulus of elasticity.
  • Titanium is a non-magnetic metal.
  • Titanium is a low-density element.
  • Titanium is non-toxic.
  • Corrosion resistant and bio compatible.
  • Not a good electrical conductor.

Also read: How is Gold Produced?

Common Uses of Titanium

Titanium alloys are used in the manufacture of aircraft and engines.

Titanium is used in ship building and in making structures exposed to water.

Titanium is used in making watches, bicycles and laptops.

Titanium is used in making some medical equipment.

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