One of the transition metals, titanium is a common element in the earth’s crust; the main sources are the minerals ilmenite and rutile. Very large quantities of the dioxide are manufactured for use as a white pigment in paper, paint, etc.
- As is the case with steel, titanium is alloyed with other metals to increase its strength.
- Fairly strong bonds of titanium with itself, copper, and steel have been produced.
- Could you add carbon to titanium or vanadium to make them even harder and stronger?
late 18th century: from Titan, on the pattern of uranium.
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