Connecting Chemistry


Atomic symbol: V
Atomic number: 23
Atomic mass: 50.94

Appearance: Blue-silver-gray solid at 25°C

Group: 5
Period: 4
Series: Transition metals
Block: d
Electron configuration: 1s² 2s² 2p⁶ 3s² 3p⁶ 3d³ 4s²

A ductile and malleable metal that is resistant to corrosion.

Used as an alloy to improve the strength of steel.

Fun Fact! One of the first uses of vanadium was in the steel chassis of the 1908 Model T Ford.