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hanna_maillard3B wrote:according to the website, it says all of molecular shape and bonding will be on test #3 but we haven't covered bond order, diamagnetism, or paramagnetism. so will these subjects be on test #3 or not ?
In one of the other posts Dr. Lavelle said that bond order questions are "fair game." I'm not sure if the same applies to diamagnetism or paramagnetism.
Maggie Pickford 3F wrote:So what exactly is paramagnetism and diamagnetism?
Paramagnetic means that there is only one electron in the subshell, whereas diamagnetic means that two electrons are paired (with opposite spin) in the same subshell.
Like the other posters said, Dr. Lavelle said to memorize basic VSEPR model bond angles and the general reasons behind them. But in addition he said to understand conceptually the bond angles for molecules with lone pairs on the central atom.
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