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Which of the following is not a transition element?

A
Cu
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Ac
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C
Zn
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D
Pd
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Solution

The correct option is D Zn
Transition metals are those who have incompletely filled d sub-shell.
Zn has electronic configuration (4s23d10). So, both in ground state and most stable Oxidation State (which is +2), 3d is completely filled. So, Zn is not a transition metal.

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