Paramagnetic- Q3F 2013 Final

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Anwar Harb 3H
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Paramagnetic- Q3F 2013 Final

Postby Anwar Harb 3H » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:15 pm

Why would (Br2)2+ have the magnetic properties of paramagnetic?

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Re: Paramagnetic- Q3F 2013 Final

Postby Tamara_Torosyan_1J » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:47 pm

We know a molecule is paramagnetic if it has unpaired electrons.

Justin Lai 1C
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Re: Paramagnetic- Q3F 2013 Final

Postby Justin Lai 1C » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:53 pm

Does the first electron to enter an orbital always have an upwards magnetic spin?

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Re: Paramagnetic- Q3F 2013 Final

Postby JonathanLam1G » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:51 pm

Justin Lai 1F wrote:Does the first electron to enter an orbital always have an upwards magnetic spin?


Due to convention, we designate the first half of elements in each orbital with the +1/2 spin and the latter half with negative spin, but I believe, as per mentioned on a recent test question, that both positive and negative spins are possible.


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