C3.3 - Transition Metals and their uses.

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Transition Metals are found in between groups 1 and 2. They are very dense, strong and shiny. They are much less reactive than the Group 1 metals for example with Oxygen or Water. They are also denser, stronger and harder than the Group 1 metals. They have higher melting points.

Copper is used in electrical wiring. It is hard, strong and has a high melting point. It’s a good conductor of electricity and heat; it’s ductile and can also me made into pipes. As it’s below Hydrogen in the reactivity series it doesn’t react with water, it is therefore ideal for its purposes.

Iron is used in construction,


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