posted by .

"Part A: Most of the transition metals form brightly colored ionic substances. Which elements located in the first row transition metals cannot form ionic compounds? Explain.

Part B: Explain why representative metals do not form colored compounds."

I am not sure but maybe part A is something like this: first row transition metals can lose electrons to create ions of several different charges. Since (for example) one specific transition metal element may form a 2+, 3+, or 4+ charged cation, they may lose different numbers of electrons (each ((each atom))) so they do not form ionic compounds...how does this sound?
I do not know part B though..
thank you very much

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. chemistry

    What are the certain conditions when ionic compounds conduct an electric current?
  2. science/chemistry

    HELP,HELP,HELP,HELP How can you tell that cobalt(II) iodide is binary ionic compound formed by a transition metal with more than ionic charge?
  3. Naming Ionic Compounds

    What r monvalent metals? Are they metals that have only one possible ion charge?
  4. Chemistry

    Using the activity series, explain the reason that most metals cannot exist in nature as elements but are found as compounds instead. Use specific examples to explain your answer. (Hint: Consider the reactivity of metals with water)
  5. chemistry

    the alkali metals are a group of oxidation metals that decrease in melting point down the group. Halogens are non-metals that get coloured in colour and less reactive down the group. the transition elements in the middle of the periodic …
  6. Chemistry

    Suppose you have a supply of the following metals: Fe, Ni,Sc, Cr, Au, K. Which of there could be mixed to make substitutional alloys?
  7. Chemistry

    The most chemically reactive metal elements are the alkali metals. They react spontaneously with water or other substances in the atmosphere and must be stored under oil. a. What type of reactions will these metals undergo?
  8. Ionic compounds Scinece

    3. What happens to the change on individual ions when they form ions?
  9. Chemistry

    What are the elements in Group A1 on the periodic table?
  10. chemistry

    Which of the following statements about alkali metals is true?

More Similar Questions