Adamson, Arthur W. Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
Woo, L. Keith Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa.
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A chemical element, Ti, atomic number 22, and atomic weight 47.867. Titanium occurs in the fourth group of the periodic table, and its chemistry shows many similarities to that of silicon and zirconium. As a first-row transition element, titanium also has an aqueous solution chemistry, especially of the lower oxidation states, showing some resemblances to that of vanadium and chromium. Titanium metal is renowned for its light weight and temperature and corrosion resistance (see illustration). See also: Periodic table; Titanium metallurgy; Transition elements
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