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transition element

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of the metallic elements 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. They are characterized by multiple valences, colored compounds, and the ability to form stable complex ions. Also called transition metal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any of the group or metallic elements that have an incomplete inner (d) electron shell; they have multiple valencies and form coloured compounds and stable complex ions; the elements scandium to copper and those lying below them in the periodic table

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