Transition Metals

Periodic table of elements

Groups 3-12

The transition metals are near the center of the table. The transition metals are both ductile and malleable.

Number of valance electrons

There are 1 or 2 valance electrons in transition metals.

Reactivity

Less reactive than alkaline-earth metals

Other information

Good conductors of electrical current, Has higher densities and melting points than elements in Groups in 1 and 2.