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Why do transition elements exhibit more than one oxidation state?

Why do transition elements exhibit more than one oxidation state?

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PRAPULPODISHETTI
669 Points
7 years ago
 Transition elements exhibit more than one oxidation state because the inner d-electrons i.e. (n-1)d invove in bondingalong with outer i.e. nS electrons as the energy gap between(n-1)d and nS is less.
RAKESH CHINDAM
428 Points
7 years ago
Almost all of the transition metals have multiple potential oxidation states. ... All the other elements have at least two different oxidation states.
E.Nandhini ketha
115 Points
5 years ago
 Transition metal as "an element whose atom has a partially filled d sub-shell, or which can give rise to cations with an incomplete d sub-shell"

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