Vanadium

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Vanadium
Name Vanadium
Symbol V
Atomic number 47.9
Atomic mass 50.9 amu
Classification Transition metal
Crystal structure Cubic
Color Silver
Date of discovery 1830
Name of discoverer Nils Sefstrom
Name origin After Vanadis (Scandinavian goddess)
Uses Catalyst, dye, color-fixer
Obtained from Minerals (patronite, vanadinite)