explain diamagnetic and paramagnetic.

Asked by Soma shatarupa | 23rd Jan, 2014, 05:09: PM

Expert Answer:

Diamagnetic means the atoms or molecules  has no unpaired electrons or spins.  Hence, that substance does not get attracted to magnetic field when placed in it.

For example, Cl-, N2

Paramagnetic means the atoms or molecules  has one or more unpaired electrons or spins.  Hence, that substance gets attracted to magnetic field when placed in it.

For example, O2

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 24th Jan, 2014, 12:02: PM

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