By Clara Eck
*You can find Vanadium in row 5 on the periodic table
*Vanadium is in the transition metal family, group 5, and period 4
*The atomic number for this element is 23 and its mass is 50.9 (atomic mass units)
*Vanadium has 23 protons and electrons and 28 neutrons
*The symbol is a V
*Vanadium was discovered by the Spanish-Mexican Andrés Manuel del Río
*You can find Vanadium anywhere with a carbon containing deposit, such as coal, crude oil, and tar sands.
*Almost 80% of the vanadium produced is used as a steel additive
* Used for making gears, crankshafts and axels. In some cases it is also used to make jet engines and high-speed aircrafts.
*Vanadium is a silvery colored solid metal.
*Resistant to the attacks by salt water, alkalis, hydrochloric acid and sulfuric acid.
Andrés Manuel del Río!!!!
The man who discovered Vanadium!
This is what pure vanadium looks like
This metal is used in many things such as jet engines and high-speed aircraft!!!!!!