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Why Do the Transition Elements Have Higher Enthalpies of Atomisation? - Chemistry

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Why do the transition elements have higher enthalpies of atomisation?

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The enthalpies of atomisation of the transition metals are high.

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Solution

Transition metals have high effective nuclear charge, greater number of valence electrons and some unpaired electrons. They thus have strong metal–metal bonding. Hence, transition metals have high enthalpies of atomisation

Concept: General Properties of the Transition Elements (D-block)
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NCERT Class 12 Chemistry
Chapter 8 The d-block and f-block Elements
Q 11.2 | Page 234

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