Answer :

Compounds formed when small atoms like H,C and N get trapped inside the crystal lattice of transition metals are called interstitial compounds.


Some properties of interstitial compounds are called:


1) Compounds are very hard


2) They are chemically inert


3) Have high melting points, higher than pure metals


4) They retain metallic conductivity.


So, interstitial compounds are actually chemically inert.

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