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Ch 19: AQA A-Level Chemistry: Transition Metals

About This Chapter

This Transition Metals chapter is geared towards preparing you for the related material within the AQA A-Level Chemistry exam. It will deliver you to a heightened understanding through simple-to-follow lessons taught by professional instructors.

AQA A-Level Chemistry: Transition Metals - Chapter Summary

Within this chapter, you'll find lessons guiding you step-by-step to an improved comprehension of the terms and concepts involved in the study of transition metals. The lessons detail every subject-pertinent topic you'll want to be fluent in come test-day, such as:

  • The definition, list and properties of transition metals
  • Coordination chemistry
  • Shapes of ion complexes
  • The formation of colored ions
  • Different kinds of catalysts, including homogenous and heterogenous

Verifying your understanding of these topics will be easy using the practice quizzes included with each lesson, which you can take as many times as you want until you feel comfortable enough to continue. If you'd like to study further offline with these quizzes before entering the exam, they're also available to be printed as worksheets.

5 Lessons in Chapter 19: AQA A-Level Chemistry: Transition Metals
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Transition Metals: Definition, List & Properties

1. Transition Metals: Definition, List & Properties

The heart of the periodic table is home to some of the most famous metals, the transition metals. Learn the definition of a transition metal, look at a list of them, and learn some of their properties. Then, assess your knowledge with a quiz.

Coordination Chemistry: Bonding in Coordinated Compounds

2. Coordination Chemistry: Bonding in Coordinated Compounds

Discover what a coordinated compound is. Understand how bonding occurs in coordinated compounds and some of the possible shapes coordinated compounds can be. Learn the uses in nature and industry for coordinated compounds.

Shapes of Ion Complexes in Transition Metals

3. Shapes of Ion Complexes in Transition Metals

Transition metals are able to form a variety of shapes when they bind with different ligands. We will learn about the shapes that can form and when each type will form.

Formation of Colored Ions in Transition Metals

4. Formation of Colored Ions in Transition Metals

Transition metals complexes can manifest a wide range of colors, from pale to intense hues. This lesson will discuss the color of transition metal complexes and some of the reasons why transition metal ions develop colors, while non-transition metals don't.

Heterogeneous & Homogeneous Catalysts

5. Heterogeneous & Homogeneous Catalysts

There are two main groups of catalysts, heterogeneous and homogeneous. In this lesson, we'll learn how they are different, how each type reacts, and look at examples of each.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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