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Postby Jennifer Torres 2L » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:18 pm

What is the difference between paramagnetism and diamagnetism?

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Re: Difference

Postby Heesu_Kim_1F » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:02 pm

According to the textbook, "a diamagnetic substance is one that tends to move out of a magnetic field, and a paramagnetic substance is one that tends to move into a magnetic field." Essentially, I think an easy way to think about is that if a certain molecule has unpaired electrons, it is paramagnetic, and if a certain molecule has only paired electrons, it is diamagnetic. Hope this helps!

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