AQA Jun 2011 Paper 5 Q6

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do not write outside the box a transition metals and their complexes have characteristic properties give the electron configuration of the zn ion use your answer to explain why the zn ion is not classified as a transition metal ion electron configuration explanation marks b in terms of bonding explain the meaning of the term complex marks c identify one species from the following list that does not act as a ligand explain your answer h o o co not a ligand explanation marks d the element palladium is in the d block of the periodic table consider the following palladium compound which contains the sulfate ion d i give the oxidation state of palladium in this compound pd nh so mark d ii give the names of two possible shapes for the complex palladium ion in this compound shape shape marks turn over wmp jun chem

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