Pure vanadium is a bright white metal, and is soft and ductile. It has good corrosion resistance to alkalis, sulfuric and hydrochloric acid, and salt water, but the metal oxidizes readily above 660°C.
Melting point: 1910 °C Boiling point: 3407 °C
A foil is a thin sheet of pure metal. Given its fragile nature, some foils have protective coatings.