Transition Metals: Definition, List & Properties


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

What separates transition metals from other metals?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. Using the periodic table below, identify the element that is not a transition metal.

2. Which of the following is a way that transition metals are important to humans?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

Transition metals have distinct properties and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of the characteristics of transition metals. You will be assessed on their location in the periodic table, their structure, and their importance to people.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on transition metals, specifically:

  • Identifying transition metals and what makes them unique
  • Uses in the economy, technology and infrastructure
  • Properties of transition metals
  • Facts about transition metals

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the properties and usefulness of transition metals
  • Making connections - understand what an element's placement on the periodic table tells about its characteristics
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to draw conclusions about metals that conduct electricity

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics of transition metals, review the accompanying lesson called Transition Metals: Definition, List, & Properties. This lesson will help you to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Identify some different transition metals
  • Provide examples of the usefulness of transition metals in the global economy
  • Explain the placement on the periodic table
  • Explain the significance of the d and f orbitals