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    Transition vs Inner Transition Elements - Orbitals

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    Just based on the orbital occupancy of electrons, is it justifiable to distinguish between the transition and inner transition elements? Should we consider any other factors?

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    The term transition metal refers to any element in the d-block of the periodic table which are all metals. This includes the group 12 elements zinc, cadmium and mercury.

    The many interesting properties of the transition elements as a group are the result of their partly filled" d subshells". So, the orbital occupancy in the transition ...

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    Discusses orbital occupancy electrons.