a. What is the group number? second__________
b. Are these metals reactive? ____yes 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? __they use to combine with other elements
d. Because the valence electrons are present in more than one _shell____________ transition metalsoften exhibit several common _______oxidation states___________.
e. Name the three elements in this family that produce a magnetic field. ___iron, cobalt, and nickel