Paramagnetic vs Diamagnetic

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Diondraya_Taylor_1C
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Paramagnetic vs Diamagnetic

Postby Diondraya_Taylor_1C » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:38 pm

Can someone please explain what the difference is between paramagnetic and diamagnetic molecules and how you can tell? I would really appreciate some clarification.

Raul Hernandez
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Re: Paramagnetic vs Diamagnetic

Postby Raul Hernandez » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:20 pm

I think the basic thing you need to know is that: if there's NO unpaired electrons in the molecule, then it is Diamagnetic and if there IS unpaired electrons it is Paramagnetic.
Diamagnetic = no unpaired electrons, and it isn't attracted to magnetic fields (repelled).
Paramagnetic = has unpaired electrons and it is attracted to magnetic fields.

Is that clearer? I hope that helped.

Diondraya_Taylor_1C
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Re: Paramagnetic vs Diamagnetic

Postby Diondraya_Taylor_1C » Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:21 pm

Yes, that is definitely helpful. Thanks!


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