Transition Metals

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Jessica Beroukhim 3K
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Transition Metals

Postby Jessica Beroukhim 3K » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:35 pm

I think in class he mentioned something about the name "transition metals" for the d-block having to do with their e- configuration and properties. Does anyone know what he said about what "transition" means?

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Re: Transition Metals

Postby Kimberly Santander3L » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:49 pm

Transition metals are elements in group D, they are all metals that form cations with different oxidation numbers

Angel Gomez 1K
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Re: Transition Metals

Postby Angel Gomez 1K » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:09 pm

Transition metals are those elements in the d-Block that consists entirely of metals. Those metals always form cations (ions with a positive charge) and the charges in the metals will vary. The reason they all form cations is because transition metals have relatively low ionization energies, so an electron can be much more easily ejected than for, let's say, a nonmetal like oxygen (O).

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Re: Transition Metals

Postby Kourtney Nham 1L » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:31 pm

Is there a way to figure out what the charge of a transition metal cation would/could be?

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