GROUP B METALS

Group B metals are referred to as transition metals. They are located in the middle of the periodic table between Group IIA and Group IIIA. They provide transition between the "base formers" on the left and "acid formers" on the right. The most common transition metals include chromium, manganese, copper, iron, coblat, zinc, silver, mercury and gold. They are harder and more brittle and have a higher melting points, boiling points than non-transition metals. They are mainly used as catalysts.



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