Titanium Research Paper

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Bullet proof materials are defiantly one of the most amazing modern advances of today. When a bullet is flying towards you at 1100 feet per second, you don’t really have time to react. When wearing a titanium plated vest, you will be more than protected. But we have to stop and think where does this material come from? How this is chemically and physically structured? And what are the other uses of Titanium? This essay will answer all of those questions. At the end of the say, it all matters who you know and what you do. Titanium has many uses, such as jewelry, watches, submarines, jet planes, machine parts, body parts, horseshoes, in chemical refineries, in food processing factories, satellite parts, baseball bats and more. One major use is as a bulletproof material. Titanium is important for alloying with aluminum, molybdenum, iron, manganese, and other metals. Titanium alloys are used in situations where lightweight strength and ability to withstand temperature extremes are required (e.g., aerospace applications). Titanium is the most abundant element in the world. Its everywhere and people use it for a million things. If you are about to get shot bya bullet you will die unless there is titanium in front of you. Titanium may be used in desalination plants. The metal is frequently used for components which must be exposed to seawater. A titanium anode coated with platinum may be used to provide cathode corrosion protection from seawater. Because it is inert in the body, titanium metal has surgical applications. Titanium dioxide is used to make man-made gemstones, although the resulting stone is relatively soft. The asterism of star sapphires and rubies is a result of the present of TiO2. Titanium dioxide is used in house paint and artist paint. The paint is permanent and provides good coverage. It is an excellent reflector of infrared radiation. The paint is also used in solar observatories. Titanium oxide pigments account for the largest use of the element. Titanium oxide is used in some cosmetics to disperse light. Titanium tetrachloride is used to iridize glass. Since the compound fumes strongly in air, it is also used to produce smoke screens. Afterwards, the smoke goes in the air and this is what native Americans used to communicate with their fellow Indians. The properties of titanium are similar to zinc, but not quite. Titanium has a melting point of 1660 +/- 10°C, boiling point of 3287°C, specific gravity of 4.54, with a valence of 2, 3, or 4. Pure titanium is a lustrous white metal with low density, high strength, and high corrosion resistance. It is resistant to dilute sulfuric and hydrochloric acids, moist chlorine gas, most organic acids, and chloride solutions. Titanium is only ductile when it is free of oxygen. Titanium burns in air and is the only element that burns in nitrogen. Titanium is dimorphic, with the hexagonal a form slowly changing to the