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    • Titanium
      By: Trent Sloan
      11/19/10
    • 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)
    • Bibliography
      http://www.webelements.com/titanium/history.html
      http://web-o-rama.net/titanium/1uses.html
      http://web-o-rama.net/titanium/1properties.html