Silver atom has completely filled d-orbitals (4d10) in its ground state . how can you say that it is a transition metal ?

In case of silver , it involves the filling of outer 4d sub shell in its outer shell in its ground state. Moreover its ion is Ag+ . its outer configuration and its behavior matches with the d-block elements thus it is placed in transition metals.

Published by Ankush Sharma

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