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Information valid for V-51 unless otherwise noted

Basic Information

Symbol: V
Atomic Number: 23
Mass: 50.9415
Melting Point: 1890.0 C
Boiling Point: 3380.0 C
Number of Protons/Electrons: 23
Number of Neutrons: 28
Classification: Transition Metal
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 5.8 g/cm3
Color: Silverish

Atomic Structure

[Bohr Model of Vanadium]
Number of Energy Levels: 4

  1. First Energy Level: 2
    Second Energy Level: 8
    Third Energy Level: 11
    Fourth Energy Level: 2


Isotope Half Life
V-48 15.98 days
V-49 337.0 days
V-50 1.4E17 years
V-51 Stable
V-52 3.76 minutes


Date of Discovery: 1830
Discoverer: Nils Sefstrom
Name Origin: After Vanadis (Scandinavian goddess)
Uses: catalyst, dye, color-fixer
Obtained From: minerals (patronite, vanadinite)

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