Titanium only occurs as a mineral in its oxidised state, or as titanic oxide (TiO2).
The substance is titanic oxide (TiO2), and is generally reported as such.
A method has been proposed based on the reduction of titanic oxide by zinc in hydrochloric acid solutions to the sesquioxide.
|titanium dioxide |
A white powder used as an opaque white pigment. It occurs naturally as the mineral rutile. Chemical formula: TiO2.