## Transition metals & their oxidations states

$FC=V-(L+\frac{S}{2})$

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### Transition metals & their oxidations states

Why can transition metals occupy several different oxidation states? Why does this make them very useful for electron transfer?

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### Re: Transition metals & their oxidations states

Transition metals have the highest number of unpaired valence electrons which are unstable and will want to form bonds, allowing for several different oxidation states.