Video:Properties of Transition Metalswith Anne Marie Helmenstine
The transition elements are located in the center of the periodic table and share similar properties. Learn more about, chemistry, the transition metals and how they relate to each other.See Transcript
Transcript:Properties of Transition Metals
Transition Metals are Grouped in the Periodic Table of ElementsThe transition elements are located in groups IB to VIIIB of the periodic table. Because they possess the properties of metals, the transition elements are also known as the transition metals. These elements are very hard, with high melting points and boiling points. Moving from left to right across the periodic table, the five d orbitals become more filled.
The Transition Metals Form Ionic CompoundsThe d electrons are loosely bound, which contributes to the high electrical conductivity and malleability of the transition elements.The transition elements have low ionization energies. They exhibit a wide range of oxidation states or positively charged forms. The positive oxidation states allow transition elements to form many different ionic and partially ionic compounds.
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