The d block: transition metals

At least 1 partially filled sub shell qualifies a metal to be a ...
transition metal
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Which sub-shell has lower energy?
4s
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When d block metals react to form ions, which sub shell loses them first?
4s
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What does the small difference in successice ionisation enthalpies mean?
Variable oxidation states
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When do the metals covently bond with electronegative elements?
Higher oxidation states
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When electron transitions occur in the 3d sub shell,
coloured ions are formed
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Why can transition metals form complexes?
The 3d orbitals can accomodate electrons from ligands
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Which sub-shell has lower energy?

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When d block metals react to form ions, which sub shell loses them first?

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What does the small difference in successice ionisation enthalpies mean?

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When do the metals covently bond with electronegative elements?

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