How do transition elements form ions?

1 Answer
Jan 8, 2018

Answer:

They just lose electrons to become cations.

Explanation:

Recall that an ion is just an atom that has gained or lost electrons.

We know that metals tend to lose electrons, and non-metals tend to gain electrons.

Transition elements can also be called transition metals, since all of them are metals.

That must mean that they form cations by losing electrons.