# Vanadium Protons Neutrons Electrons (And How to Find them?)

Vanadium has 23 protons, 28 neutrons and 23 electrons.

But how will you find the number of protons, neutrons and electrons in Vanadium (V)?

Well, it is very easy to find the protons, neutrons and electrons of vanadium atom.

Here I have given a very simple method for finding the protons, neutrons and electrons of vanadium atom.

Let’s dive right into it!

## Finding the Protons, Neutrons and Electrons in Vanadium

How to find protons?

• The number of protons can be found by knowing the atomic number of that atom. [1]

How to find neutrons?

• The number of neutrons can be found by subtracting the atomic number from its atomic mass.

How to find electrons?

• For a neutral atom, the number of electrons can be found by knowing the atomic number of that atom.

Let’s calculate the number of protons, neutrons and electrons in vanadium.

### #1 Number of Protons in Vanadium

If you have a periodic table with you, then most of the answers are in front of you.

You can see the elements, their atomic number and their atomic mass from the periodic table.

Now here our element is Vanadium (V).

So from the above periodic table, you can see that the atomic number of vanadium is 23.

As the atomic number of vanadium is 23, it has a total of 23 protons in its nucleus.

Thus, the number of protons in Vanadium is 23.

### #2 Number of Neutrons in Vanadium

In order to find the number of neutrons of vanadium atom, you should know its atomic mass first.

The number of neutrons in vanadium can be obtained by subtracting the atomic number from its atomic mass.

The atomic mass of vanadium is 50.942 u (which you can round it to 51). [2]

So from this atomic mass (i.e 51), you have to subtract its atomic number (i.e 23).

So you will get 51 – 23 = 28.

Thus, the number of neutrons in Vanadium is 28.

### #3 Number of Electrons in Vanadium

For a neutral atom, the number of electrons and the number of protons are the same.

Here, the vanadium atom is a neutral atom.

So the number of electrons in vanadium is equal to its number of protons (which is also equal to its atomic number).

In the beginning, we have found that the number of protons in vanadium is 23.

Thus, the number of electrons in Vanadium is 23.

## Summary

• The number of protons can be found by knowing the atomic number of that atom.
• Number of Protons in Vanadium = Atomic number of Vanadium = 23

• The number of neutrons can be found by subtracting the atomic number from its atomic mass.
• Number of Neutrons in Vanadium = Atomic mass of Vanadium – Atomic number of Vanadium = 51 – 23 = 28

• For a neutral atom, the number of electrons can be found by knowing the atomic number of that atom.
• Number of Electrons in Vanadium = Atomic number of Vanadium = 23

I hope you have understood the simple method for finding the protons, neutrons and electrons of vanadium atom.

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##### Jay Rana

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