Chemistry - Some properties of the first row transition elements
Some properties of the first row transition elements
Transition metals  are hard, with high melting and boiling
temperatures. Strong bonding between atoms in transition metals is
reflected in the hardness and melting temperatures of the metals.
Metallic bonding in transition metals tends to be stronger than in group I
and II metals because the atoms are smaller in size, due to a greater
nuclear (core) charge, and therefore pack together more tightly. The high
tensile strength and good mechanical properties of the transition metals
make them important in many construction applications.
Some transition metals (notably Fe, Co and Ni) display ferromagnetism.
Transition metals are good conductors. This is to be expected from the
'positive ions in a sea of electrons' structure that characterises these
Redox properties: all transition metals are
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