How do transition metals react with water?

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Jan 2, 2016

Answer:

Generally, they form coordination complexes of the form #[M(OH_2)_6]^(2+)#

Explanation:

Salts of transition metals, #MX_2#, generally dissolve in water to form coordination compexes of the form #[M(OH_2)_6]X_2#. The metal is octahedrally coordinated.