What’s its Atomic Number:

The atomic number is 23

What’s its Symbol:

The symbol is V

What are it’s Uses:

Vanadium is used for treating diabetes, low blood sugar, high cholesterol, heart disease, tuberculosis, syphilis, a form of “tired blood” (anemia), and water retention (edema); for improving athletic performance in weight training; and for preventing cancer.

What’s its Atomic Weight:

The atomic weight 50.94

What group is it in:

The group is Transition metal

What’s its Melting point:

The melting point is 3,470°F (1,910°C)

What’s its Boiling Point:

The boiling point is 3680 K (3407°C or 6165°F)

When and Who Discovered it:

Vanadium was discovered by Andrés Manuel del Rio, a Mexican chemist, in 1801. He was born on November 10, 1764, Madrid, Spain and died on March 23, 1849, Mexico City, Mexico.In 1830, 29 years after its initial discovery, Professor Nils Gabriel Sefström of Sweden rediscovered the element. He gave it its current name, vanadium, in honor of the Scandinavian goddess of love and beauty, Vanadis. In the same year, Friedrich Wöhler, the German chemist who had synthesized urea, analyzed some of del Río’s samples and proved that vanadium and eritronium were the same. Later the U.S. geologist George William Featherstonhaugh proposed without success that the element should be named rionium, in honor of its original discoverer.

What does it look like:

Silver gray metal

How did it get its name:

It was named after the Scandinavian goddess Vanadis, the goddess of beauty, because of Its multicolored compounds.

Where is it found in nature:

Vanadium can be found in the environment in algae, plants, invertebrates, fishes and many other species. In mussels and crabs vanadium strongly bio-accumulates, which can lead to concentrations of about 105 to 106 times greater than the concentrations that are found in seawater.

What state of matter is Vanadium commonly found in:

Solid

How many protons/electrons and nuetrons does it have:

Vanadium has 23 protons/electrons and 28 nuetrons.