paramagnetism

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paramagnetism

Postby Clara Cho 2K » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:08 pm

what is paramagnetism?

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Re: paramagnetism

Postby Christine Honda 2I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:10 pm

A paramagnetic electron is an unpaired electron. An atom is considered paramagnetic if even one orbital has a net spin.

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Re: paramagnetism

Postby preyasikumar_2L » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:55 pm

Paramagnetic atoms/compounds have unpaired electrons, and are attracted to magnetic fields. (Examples: Cu2+,Fe3+)

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Re: paramagnetism

Postby Amanda Mei 1B » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:16 pm

Paramagnetic compounds have at least one unpaired (paramagnetic) electron while diamagnetic compounds have all paired electrons. Paramagnetic compounds are attracted to magnetic fields, while diamagnetic compounds are repelled.

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Re: paramagnetism

Postby Kassidy Ford 1I » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:39 pm

if a paramagnetic electron means it is unpaired, then does that mean the molecule is radical?

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Re: paramagnetism

Postby Kassidy Ford 1I » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:40 pm

Kassidy Ford 1J wrote:if a paramagnetic electron means it is unpaired, then does that mean the molecule is radical?

okay I thought about this more and I am going to answer my own question, I realized that a paramagnetic electron from one atom could bond with a paramagnetic electron from another atom so it is not always going to be a radical.

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Re: paramagnetism

Postby brennayoung » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:05 am

Kassidy Ford 1J wrote:
Kassidy Ford 1J wrote:if a paramagnetic electron means it is unpaired, then does that mean the molecule is radical?

okay I thought about this more and I am going to answer my own question, I realized that a paramagnetic electron from one atom could bond with a paramagnetic electron from another atom so it is not always going to be a radical.

What does it mean to be radical in this case?


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