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?

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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,Cdare not considered as transition elements due to the fully filled d-orbitals.
 

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