Why is Ag considered as a transition element, even though it has completely filled d-orbitols in its ground state?

Asked by SAGAR | 15th Feb, 2012, 10:17: AM

Expert Answer:

Ag has an electron configuration with 9 electrons in the valence shell and 2 electons in s shell but due to the stability of compeletly filled d orbitals one electron jumps from s orbital to d orbitals and then the configuration of Ag become 4d10 5s1
The properties of Ag lies between that of s- block and p-block hence it is considered in transition series.

Answered by  | 15th Feb, 2012, 11:46: AM

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