Why are transition metals colored?

Why are transition metals colored?

Bonds involving transition elements are not ionic. Whenever light falls on the transition element compounds electrons excite and electrons absorb energy and excite. When these electrons de-excite they release visible light wavelength. That’s why transition element compounds exhibit colour.

What are the 5 transition metals?

The period 5 transition metals are yttrium (Y), zirconium (Zr), niobium (Nb), molybdenum (Mo), technetium (Tc), ruthenium (Ru), rhodium (Rh), palladium (Pd), silver (Ag), and cadmium (Cd).

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