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Zn is not considered as a transition element.

Why is zinc not regarded as a transition element? (at np Zn = 30)

Solution 1

Zinc is not considered a transition element because it does not have partly filled(or incomplete) d-subshell. It has 3d-subshell full filled.

Solution 2

Transition metals show vacant d-orbitals but Zn metal has completely filled d-orbitals.

∴ Zn is not regarded as the transition element.

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Solution Zinc is not considered as a transition element Concept: General Properties of the Transition Elements (D-block).
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