How do you name #TiCl_4#?

1 Answer
Jul 9, 2016

Answer:

#"Titanic chloride"#

Explanation:

Also known as #"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.

#TiCl_4(l) + 2H_2O rarr TiO_2(s) + 4HCl(g)#

Vast quantities of titanium dioxide (or #"titanic oxide"#) are used in the paints and pigments industry. It gives the colour that is whiter than white.