Magnetism is a class of physical phenomena that are mediated by magnetic fields. Electric currents and the fundamental magnetic moments of elementary particles give rise to a magnetic field, which acts on other currents and magnetic moments. All materials are influenced to some extent by a magnetic ...

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Could a magnet pull oxygen out of the air?

I read that the $\ce{O2}$ molecule is paramagnetic, so I'm wondering: could a strong magnet pull the $\ce{O2}$ to one part of a room – enough to cause breathing problems for the organisms in the room? ...
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Fundamental equation of thermodynamics for magnetocaloric materials

The fundamental equation of thermodynamics, as us chemists (and chemical engineers!) are used to seeing it, is $$ dG = - S~dT + V~dP + \sum_{i}\mu_i~dN_i$$ This gives the Gibbs free energy as a ...
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By using the magnetic susceptibility, calculate the number of unpaired elections in the complex

I'm having trouble making sense of this answer. I believe I am doing all the steps right, but my main concern is that I am not arriving at a whole number. If my answer is correct, should I just round ...
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Is a transition metal with 7 d electons ever diamagnetic?

A transition metal with 7 d electrons forms a complex ion with cyanide. I know that cyanide is a high field ligand, which means the electrons will pair before moving to the next energy level, but ...
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How to visualize or think about spin waves (magnons)?

According to Wikipedia: "A magnon is a quasiparticle, a collective excitation of the electrons' spin structure in a crystal lattice." I have little pictures in my mind for other quasiparticles. For ...
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Can covalently bonded hydrocarbons be influenced by a magnetic field?

I am doing a University project on Magnetically Assisted Combustion and am curious to know more about how magnetic fields may or may not affect gases such as butane and propane. I think I am right ...
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Predicting orbital angular momentum effects on magnetic moments

For metal complexes with $A_{2}$ or $E$ ground state terms there is angular momentum contribution to the magnetic moment which is generally positive for more than half-filled subshells and negative ...
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Orbitals involved in Ni(CO)₄

Which orbitals are filled? Is it diamagnetic? According to CFT, $\ce{CO}$ is a strong field ligand, so will it pair the electrons and be diamagnetic?
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What happens if you make a gas of magnetic particles [closed]

I was reading todays SMBC which asked what happens if you make a gas of magnetic particles So what does happen if you make a gas of magnetic particles?
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Are there any magnetic particles that are safe to inhale?

In medicine, there is an (old?) experiment where a subject is asked to inhale radioactive Xenon gas, and radiation counters are placed at different positions near the lungs. Using this experiment, it ...
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Magnetic stirrer with hot plate

I did not know there are products such as a magnetic stirrer with a hot plate, enabling one to apply heat and stirring to a solution with relative ease. Did I understand correctly, that device needs a ...
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Which is more ferromagnetic: grey iron or mild steel?

Which of these two metals is more ferromagnetic: grey iron or mild steel? I understand that grey iron has more graphite which is paramagnetic, and mild steel contains carbon. How does the ...
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Magnetic moments of tetrahedral Cobalt (II) and (III) complexes

From the spin-only formula we can predict that for tetrahedral cobalt (II) complexes $$m_{eff} = 3.87 \mu_B $$ This ignores orbital angular momentum effects, which result in higher magnetic moments ...
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magnetism in metallic alloys

i am working with a multicomponent alloy system for soft magnetic application,it is iron based and have composition of Fe Mn Si B Mo,how can i calculate the net magnetic moment or saturation ...
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Why are paramagnetic materials attracted to ferrimagnetic materials(such as iron, nickel, and cobalt)?

Diamagnetism exists in every molecule or ionic compound. It is the ability to be repelled by a magnetic field. So you might think from this, that liquid oxygen would either be repelled by the magnet ...
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Why is B2 paramagnetic?

Why is B2 paramagnetic? It's just 2 borons with a triple bond between them. Aren't all the electrons paired?
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Is NaCl para magnetic?

My teacher told yes that salt is para magnetic and it is attracted by magnet slightly. But when I tried that at home it did not work. Help me out..
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chemically inert molecule with piezoelectric properties

For a research project, I'm looking into existing chemical molecules that have the following properties: It is mostly chemically inert, safe for animals and children It exhibits piezoelectricity - ...
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Total magnetic moment of atom

Whenever I read about coordination compounds in my textbooks, I always find a discussion about spin-only magnetic moment which is given by $\sqrt{n(n+2)}$ BM, Where $n$ is the number of unpaired ...
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Diamagnetism in sulphur

Sulphur is a diamagnetic element, meaning that it has no unpaired electrons. But its electronic configuration for valence shell is just like oxygen because they are in the same group i.e ns2, np4. My ...
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How is the magnetic property of an element affected when the element is part of a compound?

Data on this site conveys that Neodymium is paramagnetic. Yet the Neodymium magnets out there make extremely strong magnets. I'm guessing these are not pure neodymium magnets but some kind of ...
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What is antisymmetric exchange? What is J-strain? Where does it come from?

I'm reading a paper1 by Sanakis, et al. that characterises the magnetic coupling in the $\ce{Fe3S4}$ clusters present in bacterial ferredoxin II and beef heart aconitase as arising through something ...
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What is it about the relationship between the Fe²⁺ and Fe³⁺ in magnetite that makes it diamagnetic?

Hematite is composed of $\ce{Fe2O3}$, and is paramagnetic, whereas magnetite is $\ce{Fe3O4}$ and is diamagnetic. Magnetite's nature is due to the presence of both $\ce{Fe^{2+}}$ and $\ce{Fe^{3+}}$ ...