|Transition Metals included on the Periodic Table based on the IOUPAC 1985 standard|
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|What are Transition Metals? Define Transition Metals
Transition Metals are used as a term in Periodic Chemistry when classifying the chemical elements. Each element can usually be classified as a metal or a non-metal based on their general Physical and Chemical Properties. Transition Metals are any of the metallic elements within Groups 3 to 12 in the Periodic Table (see the List of Transition metals) that have an incomplete inner electron shell and that serve as transitional links between the most and the least electropositive in a series of elements.
What are Transition Metals? Common Properties of Transition Metals