Assign reasons for the following: (i) The enthalpies of atomisation of transition elements are high. (ii) The transiti

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Q 2642101933.     Assign reasons for the following:
(i) The enthalpies of atomisation of transition elements are high.
(ii) The transition metals and many of their compounds act as good catalyst.
(iii) From element to element, the actinoid contraction is greater than the lanthanoid contraction.
(iv) The E^o value for the Mn^(3+)//Mn^(2+) couple is much more positive than that for Cr^(3+)//Cr^(2+).
(v) Scandium (Z = 21) does not exhibit variable oxidation states and yet it is regarded as a transition element.
CBSE-12th 2008

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