Element Rebus for Titanium


Chem4Kids Scientist Guy with Spiked Hair We have always enjoyed learning about titanium. It's one of those metals that has an air of strength. If we were going to make an alloy, we would want titanium to be one of the metals. You'll find titanium in armor, special types of steel, airplanes, and all sorts of metal alloys. And don't forget. It's not just any metal, it's a transition metal.

The element was discovered in 1791 by Gregor and has been found to be the ninth most common element of the Earth's crust. It is usually found in minerals and rocks across the globe. The isolated metal is a brilliant white color and very resistant to corrosion and oxidation. Its resistance and light atomic mass make it a good metal to include in other alloys.

Where can you find titanium?

Desalinization Processes
Titanium is one of those metals that resists corrosion, so it's great for uses around salt water. There are plants across the world that take seawater and make freshwater. Those plants are likely to have a few pieces of equipment made with titanium.
Titanium is a very strong and light metal. It and related alloys are perfect for use in aircraft that need strength and lightweight to fly.
Whether you are painting a masterpiece or painting your walls at home, you probably are using a color that has trace amounts of titanium. Titanium oxide is a common compound in many paints.
Rocks and Minerals
Rocks and Minerals
We suppose it makes sense that you have to get titanium from somewhere. It's not a gas, to you'll probably find it in the Earth. Many rocks and minerals have trace amounts of titanium in the form of several compounds. The titanium then needs to be refined so that we can use it in industry.
Star Sapphire
Star Sapphire
That's right. You might find it in an airplane or you might find trace amounts in gemstones such as star sapphires. It's strong and beautiful.

► More about the orbitals and compounds of titanium.
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