# 8.8   What are the characteristics of the transition elements and why are they called transition elements? Which of the d-block elements may not be regarded as the transition elements?

Transition elements are those which have partially filled $d$ or $f$ orbitals. These elements lie in the $d-block$ and show transition properties between s block and p-block. Thus these are called transition elements.

$Zn,Hg,Cd$are not considered as transition elements due to the fully filled d-orbitals.

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