The establishment of EVISA is funded by the EU through
the Fifth Framework Programme (G7RT- CT- 2002- 05112).
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A transition element is an element whose atom has an incomplete d-sub-shell, or which gives rise to a cation or cations with an incomplete d-sub-shell.
The First Transition Series of elements is Sc, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co,
Ni, Cu. The Second and Third Transition Series are similarly derived:
these include the lanthanoids (lanthanides) and actinoids (actinides)
respectively which are designated inner (or f) transition elements of their respective Periods in the Periodic Table.