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Case Study: Electron Configuration of Mn vs. Cu

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  • Transition metals consist of elements from the d-block found between the group IIa and the group IIb elements of the periodic table. A transition metal is an element that forms one or more stable ions which have incompletely filled d sub-orbitals. While these transition metals contain at most two electrons in their outer shell, they are called d-block elements because their next highest energy shell has incompletely filled d sub-orbitals.

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    • Zane Sterkewolf (UCD)

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