Transition Metal Charges

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Praneetha Kakarla 3A
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Transition Metal Charges

Postby Praneetha Kakarla 3A » Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:20 pm

Does anyone know if we need to memorize the common ionic charges for transition metals since they're not given in the periodic table we're provided?

David Facio 1K
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Re: Transition Metal Charges

Postby David Facio 1K » Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:42 pm

Professor Lavelle said it's not necessary to memorize things like this. Rather we should feel comfortable figuring out the charges by using the periodic table. If you feel more comfortable memorizing them, more power to you! :)

Isaac Wen
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Re: Transition Metal Charges

Postby Isaac Wen » Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:00 am

Normally for transition metals, you just have to look at the total charge of the anion and balance it out. For instance, le'ts look at Copper (II) Oxide. We know that the oxygen anion has a -2 charge, so in order to balance that out, Copper has to have a +2 charge.

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