Who Discovered Titanium?


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Titanium was discovered by Reverend William Gregor in 1791. The element is the ninth most abundant in the Earth's crust. Titanium is a light but strong metal.

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The name "Titanium" is derived from the Greek word, Titans, which means "first sons of the Earth." The element has an atomic number of 22. It is classified in the metal group on the periodic table and can be found on the periodic table in period 4, group 4.

Titanium is considered to be equal in strength compared to steel and twice as strong as aluminum. It is used in airplanes, missiles, and rockets.

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