Diamagnetic vs. Paramagnetic

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Moryel Yashar 1J
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Diamagnetic vs. Paramagnetic

Postby Moryel Yashar 1J » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:33 pm

How do you determine if an element is diamagnetic or paramagnetic?

Ariel Cheng 2I
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Re: Diamagnetic vs. Paramagnetic

Postby Ariel Cheng 2I » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:54 pm

I find that drawing out the orbitals and filling in the electrons help. That way you can easily visualize whether there are unpaired electrons (paramagnetic) or no unpaired electrons (diamagnetic).

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