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Vanadium

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Vanadium

Vanadium is a silvery-white metal which is not easily tarnished in air. It has the curious property of attacking glass when heated in glass vessels, forming a compound with the silicon contained in the glass. Pure vanadium is without uses, but, as an alloying metal, it is of much import. Alloyed with steel, vanadium increases the hardness and malleability of the metal. The addition of 0.5% vanadium to steel with increase the tensile strength of the steel from 7 to 13 tons per square inch. Vanadium is similar in chemical properties to columbium (niobium) and tantalum. Vanadium dissolves in acids. It is also attacked (like aluminium) by solutions of caustic soda and caustic potash.



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