Vanadium is a chemical element which has a symbol V. The atomic number of Vanadium is 23. It is a silvery-grey, hard, malleable and ductile transition metal. This metal is rarely found in nature, but if it is isolated once artificially.
However, the formation of an oxide layer (passivation) stabilizes the free metal to some extent against further oxidation. The Vanadium was discovered by Andrés Manuel del Río in 1801 in Mexico. He discovered it by analyzing a new lead-bearing mineral he named “brown lead”, and also presumed that its qualities are due to the presence of a new element, which he called erythronium.
Electron Configuration For Vanadium Ion
The electron configuration for Vanadium can be written as Ar 3d3 4s2. For better understanding see the pictures below;
Vanadium Number of Valence Electrons
The vanadium number of valence electrons is 5 and it belongs to the 5th group.
Ground State Electron Configuration of Vanadium
Ground state electron configuration depends upon the pair distribution of electrons. And for Vanadium ground state electron configuration is written as [Ar]3d34s2
What is The Electron Configuration of Vanadium
See picture below for the electron configuration of Vanadium.
How Many Valency Electrons are in Vanadium
Vanadium has 4 valence electrons