Transition Metals: Form coloured compounds and ions in solution

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Transition metals tend to form more coloured compounds more than other elements either in solid form or dissolved in a solvent. The colours of some transition metal salts in aqueous solution are shown below:

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  1. Sc - scandium salts such as the chloride, ScCl3, are colourless and not typical of transition metals


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