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About Titanium

The symbol for titanium is Ti. The atomic number is 22 and has an atomic mass of 47.867. It has 22 protons, 26 neutrons, and 22 electrons to balance it out. Titanium is a transition metal so it is of course a solid with a melting point of 1668*C and a boiling point of 3287*C. For one gram of powder titanium it is approximately $5.40. The name titanium originated for the Greek word titanos meaning titans. It was discovered by William Gregor in 1791.

Interesting Facts on Titanium

- Titanium is used in paint, rubber, and paper.

- The crystal structure is hexagonal

- It can be alloyed with gold to produce an alloy that can be marketed as 24 carat gold

- It is useful in the production of watch cases, and other jewelery

- The corrosion resistance is extreme, so it is used as containers for long term storage of nuclear waste

- Titanium is the main element used in making the Apple Titanium G4 Labtop