Transition elements make up the big clump of metals in the middle of the periodic table. Transition elements (or transition metals) are typical metals, and have the properties you'd expect of a 'proper' metal:
1) They're good conductors of heat and electricity
2) They're very dense, strong and shiny.
3) Transition metals are much less reactive than group 1 metals- they dont react as vigourously with water or oxygen, for example.
4) They're also much denser, stronger and harder than group 1 metals, and have much…