Transition elements

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Transition metal properties

  • good conductors of heat and electricity
  • dense, strong, shiny
  • less reactive than group 1 metals (don't react as vigorously with water or oxygen)
  • denser, stronger and harder than alkali metals
  • have higher melting points than alkali metals

Transition metals can have more than one ion.
Copper: Cu+ and Cu2+
Chromium: Cr2+ and Cr3+

Different ions…


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