Transition Metals and Oxidation States

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Amy Kumar 1I
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Transition Metals and Oxidation States

Postby Amy Kumar 1I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:14 pm

What is the biological benefit of transition metals having many oxidation states?

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Re: Transition Metals and Oxidation States

Postby Aadil Rehan 1D » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:33 pm

At least in the case of plant cells, metals with many oxidation states are located in the center of the photosystem complexes. This allows for electrons to be excited more easily and transfer energy to electron carriers during the light reactions.


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