a. What is the group number? ___2_______
b. Are these metals reactive? ___very_______
c. Do these metals occur freely in nature? _____no_______
d. How many electrons are in their outer shell? ____2_____ (Hint: It’s the same as their oxidation
number or group number.)
14. Click on Transition Metals (left bar) and answer these questions.
a. How many elements are in this group? _____38_______
b. What are the group numbers? ______3____ through _12______
c. What are valence electrons? _______are present in more than one shell_________
d. Because the valence electrons are present in more than one _____shell________ transition metals
often exhibit several common ______common oxidation states____________.
e. Name the three elements in this family that produce a magnetic field. _____iron____,
____cobalt______, and _____iron_____.