VANADIUM

Bohr's Model of Vanadium
Bohr's Model of Vanadium

Some Basic Information About the Element:

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  • Atomic Symbol: V
  • Atomic Number: 23
  • Atomic Mass: 51

WHICH MEANS...
Number of protons in the nucleus
23
Number of neutrons in the nucleus
28
Number of electrons
23

OTHER KEY FACTS:
  • Melting Point: 1890 Degrees Celsiusexternal image periodic_table_vanadium.gif
  • Boiling Point: 3380 Degrees Celsius

  • Normal Phase: Solid

  • Cost (per 100 grams) = $220.00

  • Classification: Metal
  • Family: Transition Metals

  • The element Vanadium was discovered by Andres Manuel del Rio in the year 1801. It was then named after the Scandinavian goddess of beauty, "Vanadis", because it has beautiful, multi-colored chemical compounds.


FUN FACTS:
  • It's never found free in nature but is present in 65 different minerals.
  • Researchers believe Vanadium can prevent cholesterol forming in the blood vessels.
  • Common uses: surgical tools, springs, gears, crankshafts, magnets, stainless steel, storage batteries, axles, etc. (It's rust-resistant)
  • It's a soft, ductile, silvery-white metal.
  • It has 18 isotopes.
  • It is fatal to humans if significant amounts are consumed.
  • Researchers are studying its disease-curing capabilties.


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