Titanium is a chemical element with the symbol Ti and atomic number 22. It has a low density and is a strong corrosion-resistant metal with a silver color.
Titanium was discovered in Cornwall England by William Gregor in 1791 and named for the Titans of Greek mythology. The element occurs within a number of mineral deposits, principally which are widely distributed in the Earth’s crust and it is found in almost all living things, rocks, water bodies, and soils.
Titanium is present in meteorites and in the sun. A vast majority of the titanium that is mined is used to manufacture titanium dioxide (TiO2), an ingredient in paper, paint, plastics and white food coloring. A small portion is used to manufacture titanium jewelry. Even car manufacturers used it for their engines (as well as tungsten).