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Part 10. 3d block – Transition Metals

10.13 Other Transition Metals e.g. silver and platinum

Aspects of the chemistry of silver and platinum

principal oxidation states of silver platinum, redox reactions of silver platinum, ligand substitution displacement reactions of silver platinum, balanced equations of silver platinum chemistry, formula of silver platinum complex ions, shapes colours of silver platinum complexes, formula of compounds

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INORGANIC Part 10 3d block TRANSITION METALS sub–index: 10.1–10.2 Introduction 3d–block Transition Metals * 10.3 Scandium * 10.4 Titanium * 10.5 Vanadium * 10.6 Chromium * 10.7 Manganese * 10.8 Iron * 10.9  Cobalt * 10.10 Nickel * 10.11 Copper * 10.12 Zinc * 10.13 Other Transition Metals e.g. Ag and Pt * Appendix 1. Hydrated salts, acidity of hexa–aqua ions * Appendix 2. Complexes & ligands * Appendix 3. Complexes and isomerism * Appendix 4. Electron configuration & colour theory * Appendix 5. Redox equations, feasibility, Eø * Appendix 6. Catalysis * Appendix 7. Redox equations * Appendix 8. Stability Constants and entropy changes * Appendix 9. Colorimetric analysis and complex ion formula * Appendix 10 3d block – extended data * Appendix 11 Some 3d–block compounds, complexes, oxidation states & electrode potentials * Appendix 12 Hydroxide complex precipitate 'pictures', formulae and equations

Advanced Level Inorganic Chemistry Periodic Table Index * Part 1 Periodic Table history * Part 2 Electron configurations, spectroscopy, hydrogen spectrum, ionisation energies * Part 3 Period 1 survey H to He * Part 4 Period 2 survey Li to Ne * Part 5 Period 3 survey Na to Ar * Part 6 Period 4 survey K to Kr and important trends down a group * Part 7 s–block Groups 1/2 Alkali Metals/Alkaline Earth Metals * Part 8  p–block Groups 3/13 to 0/18 * Part 9 Group 7/17 The Halogens * Part 10 3d block elements & Transition Metal Series * Part 11 Group & Series data & periodicity plots * All 11 Parts have their own sub–indexes near the top of the pages


10.13. Other Transition Metals

Pd s block d blocks and f blocks of metallic elements p block elements
Gp1 Gp2 Gp3/13 Gp4/14 Gp5/15 Gp6/16 Gp7/17 Gp0/18
1

1H

2He
2 3Li 4Be The modern Periodic Table of Elements

ZSymbol, z = atomic or proton number

5B 6C 7N 8O 9F 10Ne
3 11Na 12Mg 13Al 14Si 15P 16S 17Cl 18Ar
4 19K 20Ca 21Sc

[Ar]3d14s2

scandium

22Ti

[Ar]3d24s2

titanium

23V

 [Ar] 3d34s2

vanadium

24Cr

[Ar] 3d54s1

chromium

25Mn

   [Ar]   3d54s2

manganese

26Fe

[Ar] 3d64s2

iron

27Co

[Ar] 3d74s2

cobalt

28Ni

[Ar] 3d84s2

nickel

29Cu

[Ar] 3d104s1

copper

30Zn

[Ar] 3d104s2

zinc

31Ga 32Ge 33As 34Se 35Br 36Kr
5 37Rb 38Sr 39Y 40Zr 41Nb 42Mo 43Tc 44Ru 45Rh 46Pd 47Ag

[Kr]4d105s1

48Cd 49In 50Sn 51Sb 52Te 53I 54Xe
6 55Cs 56Ba 57-71 72Hf 73Ta 74W 75Re 76Os 77Ir 78Pt

[Xe]4f145d96s1

79Au 80Hg 81Tl 82Pb 83Bi 84Po 85At 86Rn
7 87Fr 88Ra 89-103 104Rf 105Db 106Sg 107Bh 108Hs 109Mt 110Ds 111Rg 112Cn 113Uut 114Fl 115Uup 116Lv 117Uus 118Uuo
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10.13a. 4d block 2nd row of Transition Elements Y to Cd

  • Yttrium, Y, Z=39, [Kr]4d15s2, is not a true transition metal and is like scandium Z=21 forming the colourless Y3+(aq) ion, e.c. = [Kr].

  • Rhodium, Rh, Z=45, [Kr]4d105s1 : Metal used as catalyst in car exhaust (see platinum below for more details).

  • Silver, Ag, Z=47, [Kr]4d105s1 

    • Silver is a white lustrous metal that is soft, so very malleable and ductile. and has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any element of the periodic table.

    • Silver is used extensively in the electronics industry, jewellery, silverware and in alloys for use as coinage.

    • Silver is used as a catalyst in the chemical industry e.g. the production of alkene oxides.

    • Silver compounds are used in photography (AgCl, AgBr, AgI), antiseptics and for producing 'artificial' rain by seeding clouds with silver salts.

    • linear1The silver(I) ion forms linear complexes with several ligands. The bond angle is 180o and co–ordination number 2 e.g.

    • The water molecule ligands in the aqueous silver ion [Ag(H2O)2]+(aq) can be replaced e.g. with (i) with ammonia, NH3, (neutral ligand) giving a cationic complex, (ii) with the negative cyanide ion CN giving an anionic complex,  and (iii) the negative thiosulfate ion S2O32– forming an anionic complex:

      • [Ag(NH3)2]+(aq) solution is used as Tollen's reagent (ammoniacal silver nitrate) in organic chemistry. It is readily reduced by aldehydes (NOT ketones) to form a 'silver mirror' on the side of the test tube on warming the mixture to 60oC.

        • 2[Ag(NH3)2]+(aq), + 2R–CHO(aq) + 2OH(aq) ==> 2Ag(s) + 2RCOOH(aq) + 4NH3(aq)

        • redox:

      • [Ag(CN)2](aq) solution is used in the electrolyte in silver electroplating. The object to be coated in silver is made the negative cathode electrode.

        • [Ag(H2O)2]+(aq) + 2CN(aq) [Ag(CN)2](aq) + 2H2O(l)

        • The equilibrium is well over to the right but a very low concentration of silver ions gives a good even and strongly adhering surface deposit of silver metal on the conducting negative cathode electrode.

        • At the cathode (–): [Ag(H2O)2]+(aq) + e ==> Ag(s) + 2H2O(l)

        • The silver is replenished using a silver anode

        • At the anode (+): Ag(s) + 2CN(aq) – e ==> [Ag(CN)2](aq)

      • [Ag(S2O3)2]3–(aq) is formed when sodium thiosulphate is used to remove unreacted silver bromide (AgBr) or silver iodide (AgI) crystals in developing photographic films.

        • AgBr(s) + 2S2O32–(aq) ==> [Ag(S2O3)2]3–(aq) + Br(aq)

        • NOT a redox reaction, Ag is +1 and Br is –1 throughout the reaction. The thiosulfate ion is here acting as a ligand and not a reducing agent e.g. like with iodine.

    • The use of silver nitrate and ammonia for the halide test is described in the Chemical Tests Notes for anions

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10.13b. 5d block 3rd row elements La, Hf to Hg

  • Platinum, Pt, Z=78, [Xe]5d96s1 

    • Platinum is a bluish–white lustrous metal that is very malleable and ductile.

    • Platinum is relatively unreactive towards oxygen, water, and most acids, but it will dissolve in oxidising acids like nitric acid.

    • Platinum is used in the manufacture of jewellery because of its attractive appearance and anti–corrosion properties.

    • Platinum is used for thermocouples when alloyed with iridium Ir and Rhodium Rh.

    • Platinum is used for electrical contacts because of ite excellent electrical conductivity and resistance to corrosion.

    • Platinum and platinum compounds are used as catalysts in the chemical industry e.g. in the manufacture of ammonia, nitric acid, sulfuric acid and methanal.

    • Platinum has/is? been used as a catalyst, with rhodium, in catalytic converters of car exhausts to bring about reactions like

      • CxHy (g) + (x + y/4)O2 (g) ==> xCO2 (g) + y/2H2O (g) [to reduce unburned hydrocarbons]

      • 2CO (g) + 2NO (g) ==> N2 (g) + 2CO2 (g) [to reduce oxides of nitrogen and carbon monoxide emissions]

    • Platinum(II) complexes are used to prepare anti–cancer drugs used in chemotherapy.

      • The compound cis–diamminedichloroplatin(II), [Pt(NH3)2Cl2]0, (known as cisplatin) is one of the most effective agents against cancers of the ovaries, bladder, and head and neck and helps as co–agent in the treatment of cancers of the cervix, lung and breast.

        • Its biggest success has been in the treatment of testicular cancer, a form of cancer previously resistant to any therapy but now considered to be curable in most cases.

        • However, cisplatin has three drawbacks which limit its usefulness:

          • (i) It is potentially very toxic,

          • (ii) it only affects a few particular types of tumors and it causes the development of resistance in the tumor cell.

        • The 'clinical point' however, is that you are balancing potentially harmful side effects against possible death.

      • The platinum stereochemistry is very important with the trans isomer showing no anti–cancer activity but the cis–isomer which is pharmacologically very active in its anti–carcinogenic activity (diagram below).

      • cisplatinbased on [Pt(NH3)2Cl2]

      • cis/trans–platin are neutral, square planer complexes of co–ordination number 4, exhibiting geometrical isomerism. There of two of each of the monodentate ligands, chloride ion and ammonia and the blue lines/dots show the 4 dative covalent bonds.

      • The cis/trans isomerism is know called E/Z isomerism. In this case E = trans and Z = cis


Scandium * Titanium * Vanadium * Chromium * Manganese * Iron * Cobalt * Nickel * Copper * Zinc * Silver & Platinum


keywords redox reactions ligand substitution displacement balanced equations formula complex ions complexes ligands colours oxidation states: silver ions Ag+ Ag(+1)  2 [Ag(NH3)2]+, + 2 R–CHO + 2 OH– ==> 2 Ag + 2 RCOOH + 4 NH3 [Ag(H2O)2]+ + 2 CN– [Ag(CN)2]– + 2 H2O AgBr + 2 S2O32– ==> [Ag(S2O3)2]3– + Br– platinum Pt(0) Pt2+ Pt(+2) [Pt(NH3)2Cl2] oxidation states of silver platinum, redox reactions of silver platinum, ligand substitution displacement reactions of silver platinum, balanced equations of silver platinum chemistry, formula of silver platinum complex ions, shapes colours of silver platinum complexes


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Scandium * Titanium * Vanadium * Chromium * Manganese * Iron * Cobalt * Nickel * Copper * Zinc * Silver & Platinum

Introduction 3d–block Transition Metals * Appendix 1. Hydrated salts, acidity of hexa–aqua ions * Appendix 2. Complexes & ligands * Appendix 3. Complexes and isomerism * Appendix 4. Electron configuration & colour theory * Appendix 5. Redox equations, feasibility, Eø * Appendix 6. Catalysis * Appendix 7. Redox equations * Appendix 8. Stability Constants and entropy changes * Appendix 9. Colorimetric analysis and complex ion formula * Appendix 10 3d block – extended data * Appendix 11 Some 3d–block compounds, complexes, oxidation states & electrode potentials * Appendix 12 Hydroxide complex precipitate 'pictures', formulae and equations

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