why is alkali metal paramagnetic in nature and their salts not show this reason

Asked by  | 9th Jan, 2012, 08:20: PM

Expert Answer:

All the alkali metals are paramagnetic because of the presence of one valence electron in the valence shell. The alkali metal cations i.e. Li+, Na+, K+, Rb+ and Cs+ all are diamagnetic because of absence of unpaired electrons. Therefore, their salts do not show paramagnetic property.

Answered by  | 10th Jan, 2012, 10:00: AM

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