Simpler Terms

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TiffanyL1G
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Simpler Terms

Postby TiffanyL1G » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:12 pm

Can someone explain in simpler terms what diamagnetism and paramagnetism is? The book definition is a little confusing. Thanks!

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Re: Simpler Terms

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:50 am

Essentially, if there are unpaired electrons, it is considered a paramagnetic molecule; if there are no unpaired electrons, it is considered diamagnetic. These terms refer to how these molecules react under a magnetic field. Diamagnetism indicates that all electrons are paired; such molecules tend to be repelled from a magnetic field. Paramagnetism refers to molecules that possess unpaired electrons; such species tend to move toward a magnetic field.

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Re: Simpler Terms

Postby GFolk_1D » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:58 am

I found this Khan Academy video to be really helpful on explaining this topic! https://www.khanacademy.org/science/che ... amagnetism

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Re: Simpler Terms

Postby Sreyes_1C » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:00 pm

Paramagnetic compounds are attracted to magnetic fields, they have unpaired electrons. diamagnetic compounds are repelled from magnetic fields. their electrons all have paired spins.

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Re: Simpler Terms

Postby Matthew Chan 1B » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:00 pm

Paramagnetic compounds have unpaired electrons while diamagnetic compounds the electrons all have paired spins.


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