Transition Elements

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  • Created on: 10-05-12 17:36

Transition Elements

Are 'typical metals' - have properties expected off a proper metal

  • Very good conductors of heat and electricity
  • Very dense, strong and shiny
  • Much less reactive than Group 1 - don't react very much with oxygen or water
  • Denser, stronger and harder that Group 1
  • Have much higher melting and boiling points (except for mercury - liquid at room temp) than Group 1

Transition metals often have more than one ion; e.g. Fe2+ and Fe3+, Cu+ and Cu2+, Cr2+ and Cr3+ and Cr6+

The different ions usually form different coloured compounds; Fe2+ usually give green compounds and Fe3+ usually form


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