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Silver drove me crazy

  1. Nov 10, 2009 #1
    HI THERE,
    Although silver has d-sub-shell completely filled in atomic state and oxidation state as it loses one electron it is classified as a transition element.
    while transition element definition is an element whose atom has an incomplete d sub-shell, or which can give rise to cations with an incomplete d sub-shell.
    SO WHY IS SILVER TRANSITION ELEMENT??!!
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 10, 2009 #2
    Silver occasionally forms compounds with oxidation states +2 and +3. Since it only has one electron in the outer s-shell, second and third electrons come out of d-shell.
     
  4. Nov 10, 2009 #3
    Hi,

    It is exactly a same stuff that I know about this as, silver is having second and third electrons that comes out, that is why it forms compounds.

    Thanks!
     
  5. Nov 11, 2009 #4
    yea u r right Thanx 4 ur time
     
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