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diamagnetism and paramagnetism

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:53 pm
by Daniel_Frees_1L
What are diamagnetism and paramagnetism? And do we need to know them for the test?

Re: diamagnetism and paramagnetism

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:20 pm
by Julia Lee
I believe diamagnetism is when a molecule has no unpaired electrons and thus is not attracted to a magnetic field. The opposite is true for paramagnetism, in which the molecule is attracted to an outside magnetic field due to its unpaired electrons.

Re: diamagnetism and paramagnetism

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:41 pm
by MaggieMatern_Dis1H
Another note is that paramagnetic compounds are radicals because they possess an unpaired electron.