Chemical Structure / July 20, 2018 / Reina Huffman
Titanium is a highly corrosion-resistant metal with great tensile strength. It is ninth in abundance for elements in the earth's crust. It has a relatively low density (about 60% that of iron). It is also the tenth most commonly occurring element in the Earth's crust. That all means that titanium should be a really important metal for all sorts of engineering applications. In fact, it is very expensive and only used for rather specialized purposes.
The chemical element barium is a heavy, soft, silvery-white metal that, like the element chlorine, always occurs combined in nature. Due to their reactivity, barium and chlorine form compounds naturally. The most common form of barium in nature is the salt barium sulfate, BaSO4, also known as the mineral barite. It is also the chief ore of barium. Barium chloride, another barium salt, can be manufactured by reacting barium sulfate with hydrochloric acid, HCl.
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