• Name: Titanium

  • Symbol: Ti

  • Number of Energy Levels: 4

  • Electrons on the outer energy level: 2

  • Atomic Number: 22

  • Atomic Mass: 47.867 Amu

  • Protons / Electrons: 22

  • Neutrons: 26

  • Density: 4.54 g/cm3

  • Classification: Transition Metal

Top 15 interesting facts about Titanium

  • Titanium was discovered in 1791 by William Gregor. Its name derives from the Greek work "titanos" which means "titans".
  • Titanium's melting point is at 1660.0 C (1933.15 K, 3020.0 F) and its boiling point is at 3287.0 C (3560.15 K, 5948.6 F).
  • Titanium is very strong, silver, with a very low density metal.
  • Titanium is very resistive to corrosion.
  • Titanium is found in almost all living things.
  • Titanium is extracted mainly from mineral ores through Kroll process.
  • Titanium can be alloyed with other metals to obtain a very lightweight alloys used in aerospace industry, military, orthopedic implants, electronics, etc.
  • Because titanium is very strong and very lightweight, it is used in almost all industries.
  • Titanium is as strong as steel but 45% lighter than steel.
  • Titanium has 8 isotopes but only five are stable 46-Ti, 47-Ti, 48-Ti (the most abundant, 73.8%), 49-Ti, and 50-Ti.
  • Titanium is non-magnetic and poor conductor of heat and electricity.
  • Titanium is the 9th most abundant element in Earth's crust and the 7th most abundant metal.
  • Titanium is mainly produced in China, Japan, Russia, the USA, and Kazakhstan.
  • Titanium is extracted from many types of rock which usually contain up to 1.5% titanium.
  • Titanium dioxide is used as a white pigment in paints, toothpaste, paper, and plastics.