Day: July 23, 2016

Transition metals

Transition metals

Transition metals

07/23/16

“What properties do those metals in the middle of the periodic table have?”

Something very interesting happens with the elements in the middle of the periodic table. The 38 metals from groups 3-12 have valence electrons present in more than one shell. This makes them able to have more than one oxidation state, or that they have different ionic forms (which is why we must use roman numeral for their naming scheme). Some of the metals in this group include copper [cu], manganese[Mg], and zinc [Zn]