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LilHefner3

  • one year ago

explain how chemists know that oxygen molecule has an unpaired electrons?

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  1. LilHefner3
    • one year ago
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    @abb0t @whpalmer4 @Helper93 @phi @uri @mathslover

  2. mathslover
    • one year ago
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    First of all you should know what is paramagnetism . Do you know what is paramagnetism ?

  3. LilHefner3
    • one year ago
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    yes

  4. mathslover
    • one year ago
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    Can you please define it for me?

  5. LilHefner3
    • one year ago
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    Paramagnetism is the attraction to an magnetic field and paramagnetism is associated with one or more unpaired electrons.

  6. mathslover
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    Right! Liquid oxygen is a paramagnetic molecule.

  7. mathslover
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    Thus it has unpaired electrons. Liquid oxygen sticks between the magnets.

  8. mathslover
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    http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemicalbonding/tp/Exceptions-To-The-Octet-Rule.htm

  9. LilHefner3
    • one year ago
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    ohhhh ok so thats pretty much my awsner?

  10. mathslover
    • one year ago
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    Yes! But you need to know more about it.

  11. Kristalyn_Weaks
    • one year ago
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    @lala2 I googled it and this was one of the links that came up

  12. lala2
    • one year ago
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    thanks

  13. Kristalyn_Weaks
    • one year ago
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    You're welcome

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