Chemguide: Support for CIE A level Chemistry
Learning outcome 12.1(a)
This statement simply asks you for a definition of a transition element.
Before you go on, you should find and read the statement in your copy of the syllabus.
The definition they want is actually in the statement, so this should be a very short topic.
Start by reading the beginning of the page introducing transition metals. "Transition element" and "transition metal" are interchangeable terms.
All you need to read for now is the section which starts under the heading "What is a transition metal?". You do not need to continue into the section about transition metal ions. Everything else comes in later statements.
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