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is Titanium a metel?
- ashley silvers (age 14)
Titanium is indeed a metal. It has an atomic number of 22 and a number of isotopes:
Ti through 50
Ti with 48
Ti being the most abundant (73.8%). It is almost as strong as steel but only about half as heavy. It is used as an alloying material with a number of other different metals.
(published on 02/15/2008)
Follow-Up #1: Titanium is not steel
Strictly speaking, Would titainium fishing leader wire be considered a steel, or different from steel or Stainless Steel altogether?
- Bob Dunlap
San Jose Ca
Strictly speaking, Titanium is a metallic element: it is not the same element as iron. Steel is an alloy of iron and a few percent of other elements like carbon, chromium, nickel, etc. Stainless steel is an alloy of iron and at least 10 per cent of chromium.
(published on 02/24/09)
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