Among Fe++ and Co+++, which metal cation is more paramagnetic and why?

Asked by arjunsah797 | 10th May, 2022, 12:16: PM

Expert Answer:

Fe2+ has electronic configuration [Ar]3d6. There is four unpaired electrons in d-orbitals making it paramagnetic.
CO+2   has Co2+ contains 3 unpaired electrons So, it is also paramagnetic in nature.
Fe+2 is more paramagnetic than Co+2 because of more number of unpaired electrons.

Answered by Ravi | 11th May, 2022, 06:23: PM