Transition metals

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Transition metals

Postby 504939134 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:52 pm

Are only transition metals in the d block able to form ligand complexes?

Alice Chang 2H
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Re: Transition metals

Postby Alice Chang 2H » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:01 pm

I think this site helps summarize it fairly well:

They said:
According to this model, transition-metal ions form coordination complexes because they have empty valence-shell orbitals that can accept pairs of electrons from a Lewis base. Ligands must therefore be Lewis bases: They must contain at least one pair of nonbonding electrons that can be donated to a metal ion.

So yes, I believe so since they have empty valence shell orbitals.

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