Day: July 24, 2016

Post transition metals

Post transition metals

Post transition metals

07/24/16

“What properties do the non-transition metals on the periodic table have?”

We are about to enter one of the most controversial parts of the periodic table. What happens with the group of elements in between the transition metals and the metaloids? Well, let’s think about it for a moment. These elements typically have higher electronegativities and lower melting points, as well as a softer structure. Examples of metals in this group include aluminum [Al], gallium [Ga], lead [Pb], tin [Sn], thallium [Tl], and Indium [In]. Occasionally the group 12 metals are also included in this classification.