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Solution - Explain Interstitial Compounds - CBSE (Science) Class 12 - Chemistry

Questions

Explain Interstitial compounds

What are interstitial compounds?

What are interstitial compounds? Why are such compounds well known for transition metals?

Solution 1

Interstitial compounds:
Interstitial compounds are formed when small atoms such as H, C or N are trapped inside the crystal lattices of metals. They are usually nonstoichiometric and are neither typically ionic nor covalent.

Solution 2

Transition metals are large in size and contain lots of interstitial sites. Transition elements can trap atoms of other elements (that have small atomic size), such as H, C, N, in the interstitial sites of their crystal lattices. The resulting compounds are called interstitial compounds.

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 NCERT Chemistry Textbook for Class 12 Part 1 (with solutions)
Chapter 8: The d-block and f-block Elements
Q: 12 | Page no. 234

Reference Material

Solution for question: Explain Interstitial Compounds concept: General Properties of the Transition Elements (D-block). For the courses CBSE (Science), CBSE (Arts), PUC Karnataka Science, CBSE (Commerce), HSC Science (Computer Science), HSC Science (Electronics), HSC Science (General)
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