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Why is titanium expensive?

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    1.sodium and magnesium must be extracted before used as reducing agents
    2.extracting it involves many steps

    Any more?
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    Inert argon atmosphere is expensive to maintain.
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    (Original post by Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly.)
    1.sodium and magnesium must be extracted before used as reducing agents
    2.extracting it involves many steps

    Any more?
    http://www.chemguide.co.uk/inorganic.../titanium.html
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    Been there. Read that.
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    It is relatively rare?
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    (Original post by Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly.)
    Been there. Read that.
    It is a non continuous process - loss of energy
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    (Original post by DD2)
    It is relatively rare?
    nope i think it relatively abundant.
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    Thanks peopleeeeeeee
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    batch process init.
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    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    nope i think it relatively abundant.
    Is that why it's expensive?
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    (Original post by Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly.)
    Is that why it's expensive?
    That wouldn't make sense
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    Abundant means the amount of, so high abundance = lots.
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    (Original post by Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly.)
    Is that why it's expensive?
    nope, that'd make it cheaper because it's easy to find.
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    Needs a load of energy to extract it

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