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I was wondering if we could break a bond by applying a big magnetic field on a molecule. The magnetic would just cause the spin of cores of the atoms making the molecule to be aligned , raising the energy of molecular bonding orbital in the same energy of the antibonding molecular orbital allowing an electron to hop from the molecular bonding orbital to the molecular antibonding orbital destroying the molecule.

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  • $\begingroup$ You'll need a field bigger than just big. $\endgroup$ – Ivan Neretin Apr 8 '20 at 5:03
  • $\begingroup$ Well, aromatic systems tend to align in a strong magnetic field. LC systems. You can make a fragile molecule where this alignment ruptures a bond. Why anybody would want to do that is beyond my imagination. ;) $\endgroup$ – Karl Apr 8 '20 at 9:20
  • $\begingroup$ Extreme magnetic fields can do interesting things (though not turn to steel while attempting time travel, if you're catching my drift) but "cause the spin of cores of the atoms" is, at very least, not a proper wording. $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Apr 8 '20 at 22:03
  • $\begingroup$ cause the spin of the cores of atoms aligned. $\endgroup$ – Jelly Strawberry Apr 8 '20 at 22:36

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