By Clara Eck

VANADIUM INFORMATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Vanadium is transition metal!

*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.