Answer to Question #153336 in Inorganic Chemistry for Wilder

Question #153336

(i) Give any two properties that are typical to transition elements other than complex formation

(ii) Using Iron as example, give an illustration of each of the properties stated in (i) above


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2021-02-09T03:33:03-0500

Properties of transition elements include:


  • have large charge/radius ratio;
  • are hard and have high densities;
  • have high melting and boiling points;
  • form compounds which are often paramagnetic;
  • show variable oxidation states;
  • form coloured ions and compounds;
  • form compounds with profound catalytic activity;

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