Metal and Alloys

How is titanium extracted from the earth?

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06/29/2009

The ore rutile (impure titanium(IV) oxide) is heated with chlorine and coke at a temperature of about 900°C. Then the Titanium chloride is reduced using Magnesium and distilled to get rid of the Magnesium chloride (Magnesium atoms displaced titanium atoms). Then you get titanium.