Diamagnetic VS Paramagnetic  [ENDORSED]

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Dayanara Ruiz
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Diamagnetic VS Paramagnetic

Postby Dayanara Ruiz » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:51 pm

Can someone explain the terms? To what extent should we know it for the final?

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Re: Diamagnetic VS Paramagnetic  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:14 pm

Diamagnetic = all electrons are paired

Paramagnetic = one or more unpaired electrons

But as I previously announced in class these are not covered.

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Re: Diamagnetic VS Paramagnetic

Postby Alex Leve 3F » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:18 pm

Diamagnetic means that all electrons are paired, whereas paramagnetic means there must be at least one unpaired electron in the atom. You can also use "diamagnetic" and "paramagnetic" to describe an individual electron. If the electron is paired, it is diamagnetic, and if it is unpaired, it is paramagnetic.

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