Facts about Vanadium
Facts about Vanadium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Vanadium
The Element Vanadium is defined as...
A bright white, soft, ductile metallic element found in several minerals, notably vanadinite and carnotite, having good structural strength and used in rust-resistant high-speed tools, as a carbon stabilizer in some steels, as a titanium-steel bonding agent, and as a catalyst.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Vanadium
What are the origins of the word Vanadium ?
The name originates from Vanadis the Scandinavian Goddess of Beauty because the element has beautiful multi-colored chemical compounds.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Vanadium
Vanadium is classified as a "Transition Metal" which are located in Groups 3 - 12 of the Periodic Table. An Element classified as a Transition Metals is ductile, malleable, and able to conduct electricity and heat.
Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Vanadium
Vanadium was originally discovered by the Spanish mineralogist Andres Manuel del Rio at Mexico City in 1801. Rediscovered by Nils Sefstrom of Sweden in 1830. Isolated by Henry Enfield Roscoe in 1867.
Occurrence of the element Vanadium in the Atmosphere
Approx. 80% of vanadium produced is used as ferrovanadium or as a steel additive
Obtained from the minerals patronite and vanadinite.
Common Uses of Vanadium
Surgical instruments and tools
Dye and color-fixer
Vanadium steel alloys are used in axles, crankshafts and gears
Vanadium pentoxide catalyst
Molybdenum vanadium steel plate
Chrome vanadium steel
The Properties of the Element Vanadium
Name of Element : Vanadium
Symbol of Element : V
Atomic Number of Vanadium : 23
Atomic Mass: 50.9415 amu
Melting Point: 1890.0 °C - 2163.15 °K
Boiling Point: 3380.0 °C - 3653.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Vanadium : 23
Number of Neutrons in Vanadium : 28
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 5.8 g/cm3
Color of Vanadium : bright white
The element Vanadium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Vanadium on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Vanadium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Vanadium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Vanadium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Argon - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Vanadium element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Vanadium was originally discovered by the Spanish mineralogist Andres Manuel del Rio at Mexico City in 1801. Rediscovered by Nils Sefstrom of Sweden in 1830. Isolated by Henry Enfield Roscoe in 1867. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Vanadium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Vanadium
Information Facts about the Vanadium Element