Introduction to transition metals
What are transition metals?
- Transition metals exist in the d-block
- Most of the transition metals in the d-block are transition metals and you only need to know about the first row.
- Zinc and Scandium are not transition metals.
--> A transition metal is one that can form one or more stable ions and have a partially filled d-subshell.
Transition metals will always have electrons in their d- subshell's and their s-subshell. The s-subshell will always be full ( except with copper and chromium).The d-orbitals can hold 10 electrons. When electrons are removed- the s-subshell electrons are removed first.
A transition metal must be able to form an ion with a…