# How do you name TiCl_4?

Jul 9, 2016

$\text{Titanic chloride}$

#### Explanation:

Also known as $\text{Titanium (IV) chloride}$. It is a distillable liquid.

You don't see it around much anymore (probably because of environmental concerns), but titanic chloride was the chemical that was used for sky-writing, i.e. writing messages in the sky, by light aircraft.

$T i C {l}_{4} \left(l\right) + 2 {H}_{2} O \rightarrow T i {O}_{2} \left(s\right) + 4 H C l \left(g\right)$

Vast quantities of titanium dioxide (or $\text{titanic oxide}$) are used in the paints and pigments industry. It gives the colour that is whiter than white.