The name titanium originates from the Greek word "titanos," meaning Titans from Greek mythology. Titanium is the ninth most abundant element in the earth's crust.Know More
Titanium was discovered in ilmenite by Reverend William Gregor in 1791 in England. The element was rediscovered in rutile ore in 1795 by the German chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth.
Titanium's natural color is lustrous white. The crystal structure of the element is hexagonal. Titanium is a Tranisition Metal meaning it is ductile, malleable and able to conduct electricity and heat. Titanium is found in most igneous rocks, and it is commonly used in jewelry such as wedding bands and watches.Learn more about Precious Metals & Gems
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Titanium is flammable, but only when heated in air at temperatures of 610 degrees Celsius or higher. At that temperature, Titanium undergoes a chemical reaction with the hot air, and eventually forms titanium dioxide. Titanium can also burn when exposed to pure nitrogen gas at 800 degrees Celsius.Full Answer >
Titanium is considered paramagnetic, as it has no standing magnetic field of its own, but it develops one in the presence of an externally applied magnetic field. According to the University of Maryland, titanium is able to induce an electrical current in some metals, but only weakly.Full Answer >
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