Crystals

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General Information

Vanadium

Vanadium is one of the elements from the periodic system.[1]

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Production Methods

Vanadium crystals can be produced by vapor deposition and the Arkel-de Boer process (also called crystal bar process).[1]

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Chemical & Physical Information

Trivial nameVanadium
Chemical nameVanadium
Other names-
Type of chemicalElement
SymbolV
Element number23
Element categoryTransition metals
Group, period, block5, 4, d
CAS number7440-62-2
Crytal systemCubic
Bravais latticeBody-centered (BCC)
Coordination geometryMultiple
Hardness (Mohs)6.7
Young's modulus128 GPa
ColourBlack, green, silver
LusterMetal
Streak?
OpacityOpaque
Safety summarySafe
Safety dataMSDS
Production methodGas deposition and Arkel-de Boer process.
StorageNothing special.
ExtraOxidizes readily in air and it's paramagnetic.
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Photos

Vanadium

(2 mm)

Vanadium

(2 mm)

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Sources

[1] Wikipedia

[2] Specimen from my personal collection, photo taken by me.