what are coloured ions?

Asked by  | 8th Oct, 2008, 07:01: AM

Expert Answer:

Complex ions containing transition metals are usually coloured, whereas the similar ions from non-transition metals aren't. That suggests that the partly filled d orbitals must be involved in generating the colour in some way. Remember that transition metals are defined as having partly filled d orbitals.So the above are usually termed as cooured ions.

Answered by  | 8th Oct, 2008, 04:01: PM

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