Chemical Elements History and Information Titanium

About the chemical element Titanium, its symbol, atomic number and weight, who discovered it and when.

The Atomic Elements and Their Uses

(Element) (Symbol) (Atomic number) (Atomic weight)

Titanium Ti 22 47.90

Discovered by William Gregor of England in 1791 and named by Martin Klaproth of Germany in 1795. Titanium is the strongest metal for its weight. It has 45% the weight of steel but is just as strong. Space vehicles and supersonic jets are made from titanium, and if it can ever be produced more economically, it will replace iron, steel, and aluminum as the major structural metal. Rutile, a synthetic gemstone made from titanium, outsparkles diamonds.

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