Atomic number: 23

Symbol: V

Average atomic mass: 50.9415


Has a density of 6.0 grams per cubic centimeter. Its room temp. Is solid, classified as a metal element, period number 4 and group number 5. Named for Scandinavian goddess Vanadis (beauty and youth) was discovered by Andrés Manuel del Rio, a Mexican chemist, in 1801. . Rio sent some samples of vanadium ore and a letter describing his methods to the Institute de France in Paris, France, to analysis and confirmation. Its rare, soft and ductile element, vanadium is found combined in certain minerals and is used mainly to produce certain alloys. Its one of the popular 26 elements that is found. It is also used as a form of medicine for people with Diabetes.

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