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The transition metals form coordination compounds more than any other due to their availability of vacant d orbitals-. Transition elements have the electronic configuration ns2(n-1)d 0–10 and hence have empty d orbitals to accommodate or accept electrons coming from the ligands that are attached to them. Furthermore, their small size, high effective nuclear charge, variable oxidation states of the transition metal ion make the complex compounds more stable.
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