Why are metallic hydrides called interstitial hydrides?What does interstitial mean? in this case.

Asked by Aksa Merin Saji | 30th Jan, 2014, 04:45: PM

Expert Answer:

Hi Aksa, Metallic hydrides are the hydrides of transition elements. In transition elements there are small empty spaces between the atoms. Hydrogen gas gets adsorbed in these empty spaces to produce non-metallic hydrides, hence they are also called Interstitial hydrides.

Answered by  | 30th Jan, 2014, 05:19: PM

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