anonymous
  • anonymous
explain how chemists know that oxygen molecule has an unpaired electrons?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
@abb0t @whpalmer4 @Helper93 @phi @uri @mathslover
mathslover
  • mathslover
First of all you should know what is paramagnetism . Do you know what is paramagnetism ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes

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mathslover
  • mathslover
Can you please define it for me?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Paramagnetism is the attraction to an magnetic field and paramagnetism is associated with one or more unpaired electrons.
mathslover
  • mathslover
Right! Liquid oxygen is a paramagnetic molecule.
mathslover
  • mathslover
Thus it has unpaired electrons. Liquid oxygen sticks between the magnets.
mathslover
  • mathslover
http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemicalbonding/tp/Exceptions-To-The-Octet-Rule.htm
anonymous
  • anonymous
ohhhh ok so thats pretty much my awsner?
mathslover
  • mathslover
Yes! But you need to know more about it.
anonymous
  • anonymous
@lala2 I googled it and this was one of the links that came up
anonymous
  • anonymous
thanks
anonymous
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You're welcome

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