Q. 14.5( 55 Votes )

Silver atom has completely filled d orbitals (4d10) in its ground state.

How can you say that it is a transition element?

Answer :

The elements which have partially filled d or f subshells in any common oxidation state are called as the transition elements. Silver (the Atomic number is 47 and electronic configuration is [Kr] 4d105s1) has a completely filled 4d orbital in its ground state but has two oxidation states (+1, +2).


In the +1 oxidation state, an electron is removed from the s-orbital and in +2 oxidation state, one electron from d-orbital is also removed. Thus, the d-orbital now becomes partially filed (4d9). Hence, it is a transition element.


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