The Mighty Titan



  • Light
  • Excellent strength
  • Insoluble in water
  • Can fly
  • Can swim for long distances

Characteristics of Element

  • light
  • silvery-white
  • hard
  • lustrous metal
  • excellent strength
  • high temperature metal burns in air or pure nitrogen
  • ductile, malleable when heated, insoluble in water

Important Uses of Element

  • alloying agent with metals
  • aerospace
  • aircraft
  • engines
  • joint replacements

History of Elment

Titanium was discovered in 1791 by Reverend William Gregor an English pastor. Reverend was from Cornwall, England. He found a black, magnetic sand that looked like gunpowder. Many scientists tried, but it took 119 years from its discovery until 99.9% pure titanium was isolated in 1910 by metallurgist Matthew Hunter in Schenectady, New York, who heated titanium (IV) chloride with sodium to red-heat in a pressure cylinder.