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

Asked by Topperlearning User | 26th Jun, 2014, 09:58: AM

Expert Answer:

Silver Ag(Z = 47) has outer electronic configuration 5s14d10  in its ground state showing that it is not transition metal in first instance but in +2 oxidation state its electronic configuration is 5s04d9, proving that it is transition metal with incompletely filled d orbital.

Answered by  | 26th Jun, 2014, 11:58: AM