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Atomic number – 23
Number of protons – 23
Number of neutrons – 28
Number of electrons – 23
Atomic mass – 50.9415
Belongs to group – 5
Phase of matter at room temperature – solid
Boiling point – 3407*C
Melting point – 1910*C
Vanadium can be found in about 65 different minerals in nature including . . .
Certain iron ores
Some crude oils in the form of organic complexes
Some uses for Vanadium
Stainless steel products
Electrochemical coatings to protect against rust and corrosion
A couple interesting facts about Vanadium
Researchers believe that Vanadium can prevent cholesterol forming in the blood vessels
It is also a trace mineral needed by the human body in very small amounts but larger amounts can actually be poisonous and very deadly
Name of discovers – Andres Manuel del Rio , Nil Gabriel, Friedrich Wohler and Henry Roscoe
Vanadium was first discovered in 1801 by a guy names Andres Manuel del Rio who was a professor of mineralogy in Mexico city. It was then discovered again in 1831 by the Sweden chemist Nil Gabriel Selfstorm he parted it from a sample of cast iron made from ore that had been mined at Smaland. Nil was able to show that it was indeed a new element, and in doing so he beat a rival chemist, Friedrich Wohler, to the discovery he was also working on trying to discover in another Vanadium mineral mine.
Pure Vanadium was produced by Henry Roscoe at Manchester, in 1869, and he showed that previous samples of the metal were really vanadium nitrite (VN).