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Worksheet: Transition Metals

Q1:

Which of the following is not a transition metal?

  • ACobalt
  • BGold
  • CRhodium
  • DPotassium
  • EZirconium

Q2:

Transition metals and alkali metals have a few features in common but are different in many ways. Which of the following statements is false?

  • A Alkali metals are not widely used as catalysts, while transition metals are.
  • B Alkali metals have lower melting and boiling points than transition metals.
  • C Transition metals are harder and stronger than alkali metals.
  • D Transition metals produce less colorful compounds than alkali metals.
  • E Transition metals have a larger number of stable oxidation states than alkali metals.

Q3:

Which of the following is not a common property of the transition metals?

  • AThey form colorful ions.
  • BThey form multiple stable ions.
  • CThey are good catalysts.
  • DThey are easily vaporized.
  • EThey are good thermal conductors.

Q4:

Which of the following is not a common property of the transition metals?

  • AStrong
  • BShiny
  • CDense
  • DColorful
  • EElectrically conductive