Mon January 09, 2012 By:

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

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Tue January 10, 2012

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.

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