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paramagnetism

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:08 pm
by Clara Cho 2K
what is paramagnetism?

Re: paramagnetism

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:10 pm
by Christine Honda 2I
A paramagnetic electron is an unpaired electron. An atom is considered paramagnetic if even one orbital has a net spin.

Re: paramagnetism

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:55 pm
by preyasikumar_2L
Paramagnetic atoms/compounds have unpaired electrons, and are attracted to magnetic fields. (Examples: Cu2+,Fe3+)

Re: paramagnetism

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:16 pm
by Amanda Mei 1B
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.

Re: paramagnetism

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:39 pm
by Kassidy Ford 1I
if a paramagnetic electron means it is unpaired, then does that mean the molecule is radical?

Re: paramagnetism

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:40 pm
by Kassidy Ford 1I
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.

Re: paramagnetism

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:05 am
by brennayoung
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?