How Many Protons Does Titanium Have?


Titanium has an atomic number of 22, which means it has 22 protons and 22 electrons. About 73.8 percent of natural titanium exists as the isotope Ti-48, which contains 26 neutrons. Titanium is a transition metal with the chemical symbol "Ti."

Titanium has high strength like steel, but it is much lighter, making it a useful metal to alloy with other metals, such as iron and aluminum. Alloys from titanium are valuable in the aerospace industry because they are lightweight and heat-resistant. Titanium is also suitable for use in medical procedures because it is non-toxic and inert in the human body.

The vast majority of all titanium goes into the production of titanium dioxide, a bright white pigment used in house paint, artist paint, toothpaste and some plastics.