titanium tetrachloride

noun

: a volatile liquid compound TiCl4 that is made by the action of chlorine at high temperature on either titanium or titanium dioxide and so serves as a means of separating the titanium content of crude ores by distillation and that is used otherwise chiefly in skywriting and smoke screens because it fumes in moist air

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“Titanium tetrachloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/titanium%20tetrachloride. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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