History It was found in Germany in Cornish Beach sands. William Gregor found it but didn’t give a name Titanium comes from Titan, from Greek mythology
Klaproth found Titanium in 1795 Reverend William Gregor found the element in 1791 Klaproth found a few years later and named it Titanium
Availability It is found bound to igneous rocks and there derived sediments. It’s also not very easy to extract from rocks. Trying to find more efficient methods. Costs about 0.65 cents for 100 grams.
Uses By itself, it is used for eyeglass frames for its durability Mainly used in place of steel because it is lighter and has same strength Fun Fact: 60% lighter than aluminum, but 100% stronger and 45% lighter than steel, with equal Durability.
Properties The state at room temperature is a solid, has a putty like gray color to it Melting point at 1668°C Boiling point at 3287°C Density is 4.5 g/cm³ Not radioactive Great properties to have because of uses Since it has high melting point, makes it great for laptops, watches, and desalination plants Because of weight, starting to take place of steel
Fun Facts 6th most abundant element on Earth Only element that burns in nitrogen Used in almost all fireworks (potassium perchlorate mixed with pure titanium)