Questions tagged [magnetism]

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NMR spectroscopy nomenclature: induced vs local vs effective magnetic field (B)

This is a simple question but I can't seem to find a place where they use the same nomenclature... I was wondering whether these are all the same thing: $B_\mathrm{induced}$, $B_\mathrm{local}$, $B_\...
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Why is octaoxygen diamagnetic?

I tried considering that according to LCAO-MO theory $\ce{O2}$ is paramagnetic, which is confirmed by experimental evidence. Since octaoxygen has the crystal structure in figure, I thought there is a ...
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Do ferrofluid nanoparticles come out of solution when exposed to a solenoid DC field current?

As the electrically-charged ionic tails of surfactants used to attach to the magnetic nanoparticles require the particle to be magnetized to stick to them; if a ferrofluid is passed has a solenoid DC ...
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How to prevent hydrogen embrittlement in SmCo magnet?

We have a measuring apparatus that incorporates a samarium-cobalt (SmCo) magnet. Normally this is exposed to various gases under test. However, a problem has arisen with hydrogen, namely the magnet ...
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Contribution, and the way thereof, of the core 6p orbitals of compounds of plutonium(VIII)

According to the NIST database, the ground-state configuration of plutonium(VIII) is [Hg]5f³6p³, when intuitively it should be the same as neutral radon([Hg]6p⁶). Since plutonium(VIII) compounds are ...
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Why are most organic molecules diamagnetic, when most of them have non-paired nucleus spins?

I was studying some coordination chemistry and somewhere around the text it was stated that one could know the magnetic moment of a complex from its metal because since all ligands were often ...
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Is ozone paramagnetic?

This answer shows why ozone should be diamagnetic. Still, Wikipedia article says it is weakly paramagnetic, having positive magnetic susceptibility $χ = \pu{+6.7E−6 cm^3 mol^-1}.$ There's a paper ...
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Spin-only magnetic moment of [Fe(en)(bpy)(NH₃)₂]²⁺

The one that can exhibit highest paramagnetic behaiour among the following is ($\ce{gly}$ is glycinato; $\ce{bpy}$ is 2,2ʹ-bipyridine): (a) $\ce{[Pd(gly)2]}$ (b) $\ce{[Fe(en)(bpy)(NH3)2]^2+}$ (c) $\ce{...
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Is there any way to make ferrofluids float on water? [closed]

I am trying to do an oil spill clean up experiment, and I was thinking of using magnetism to clean up oil. I could make a ferrofluid/ferripaste using some type of oil, such as motor oil or mineral oil,...
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Which ion has a greater paramagnetic property?

I just recently began studying the Molecular Orbital Theory in Chemistry and I just learnt about the paramagnetic and diamagnetic nature of molecules based on their unfilled and filled orbitals. Now ...
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Do contiguous monolayer aromatic structures retain the same magnetic susceptibility as the core constituents?

As the synthesis of Porphyrin monolayer strips is achievable, retaining the core aromaticity of the tetrapyrrole; does it still retain the same value of magnetic susceptibility of porphyrin? Does this ...
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The ways to determine if an ionic compound is paramagnetic or not

Find which of $\ce{Na2O2}$ and $\ce{CsO2}$ is paramagnetic. (Adapted from JEE advanced paper-1 2016, q.22) The given solution involves removing the cations and taking the anionic part, i.e. $\ce{O2^2-...
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Can molecular systems display negative magnetic susceptibility of a higher magnitude than bismuth?

Bismuth has the biggest value when it comes to a negative magnetic susceptibility than all other elements, ignoring superconductors, as they would have a value of -1. Yet, when tables displaying ...
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Magnetic behaviour of potassium permanganate

I was going through the properties of potassium permanganate and found this- It has two physical properties of considerable interest: its intense color and its diamagnetism along with ...
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How to compare magnetic moment of chromium(III) and cobalt(II) ions?

Is there any way of comparing the magnetic moments of $\ce{Co^2+}$ and $\ce{Cr^3+}$ gas phase ions by just going through their electronic configuration?Or is it just experimental data?
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How would one separate a mixture of isotopes (different nuclear spins) at temperatures near 0 Kelvin?

Suppose we have two isotopes of the same element. For example, isotope A could have a nuclear spin I = 0, isotope B could have nuclear spin I = 3/2. Let us say we have a compound where this element is ...
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Magnetic properties of potassium manganate(VII)

According to me, $\ce{MnO4^2-}$ is paramagnetic and $\ce{MnO4^-}$ is diamagnetic. On the basis of this, the corresponding potassium salts inherit these magnetic properties, i.e. $\ce{K2MnO4}$ is ...
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Can a ferrite magnet be impregnated with polymer to reduce its fragility?

Ferrite magnet is a ceramic material and consists of agglomerated crystalline domains with spinel structure. Like other ceramic materials, ferrite magnets are brittle. For example, here is a photo of ...
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Origin of the NMR shielding

In a paramgnetic material the induced dipole moment of atoms or (molecules) of the material aligns with the external field. I can understand this by Zeeman splitting. A term symbol splits into states ...
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Why isn't osmium ferromagnetic?

When I am studying magnetic properties in IB Chemistry, what particularly puzzles me is ferromagnetism. In my textbook, what accounts for paramagnetism in transition metals is unpaired electrons in ...
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How can I make a lot of microscopic rods of metal?

I want to make around 40-200 g of metal cylinders that would ideally have a length of around 1-100 μm in size (smaller preferred). The rods will be made of some ferromagnetic material such as Iron or ...
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Easiest/Fastest way to obtain a good quantity of fine Iron powder? [closed]

I am wanting to make a reasonable quantity (10-100g) of iron powder that I can use to visualise magnetic fields (by putting the powder in a thin layer between two transparent materials). The finer the ...
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Why is potassium permanganate paramagnetic?

$\ce{KMnO4}$ is coloured due to charge transfer spectra. As Mn doesn't have any electrons, it shouldn't be magnetic. But, according to the magnetic susceptibility value given on Wikipedia, it comes ...
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How could burying a copper and zinc plate underground connected by a surface wire (earth-based Galvanic cell) promote crop growth?

Background: To quote a source: In the 1840s, W. Ross of New York reportedly obtained a severalfold increase in the yield of a field of potatoes when he buried a copper plate (5 ft x 14 ft) in the ...
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Effect of magnetization on oxidation (rusting) of iron

Can magenetizing a piece of iron bar slow-down (or speed-up) the oxidation (rusting) process? In other words have any influence on it ? From what I've looked up( wikipedia, quora), it appears that the ...
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What is the magnetic moment of tris(oxalato)nickelate(IV)?

I'm really struggling with finding the magnetic moment of this complex: In the solutions, it says that it is 2.83 BM (which corresponds to 2 unpaired electrons). However, in drawing out the d orbital ...
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Did O₄ turn out to explain why liquid oxygen appeared to defy Curie's law? If not, what does?

Wikipedia's Liquid Oxygen says: The tetraoxygen molecule ($\ce{O4}$) was first predicted in 1924 by Gilbert N. Lewis, who proposed it to explain why liquid oxygen defied Curie's law. Modern computer ...
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C60 Fullerene Polymers?

Upon scouring Wikipedia for info about fullerenes to research, I came across this paragraph in the page on Buckminsterfullerene (C60): Under high pressure and temperature, repeated [2+2] ...
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Why isn't the American nickel magnetic?

I never thought that modern American nickels actually contained nickel anymore. However, according to this wiki article, the coins actually do contain 25% nickel, the rest being copper. And yet, no US ...
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T1 spin-lattice relaxation times, deviation from exponential relationship

For longitudinal relaxation, one would think that the magnetic moment obeys this simple relationship $$M_z = M_0\left[1 - 2\exp\left(\frac{-t}{T_1}\right)\right].$$ However there is always a point ...
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Do magnetic fields generated from ion flow through a membrane channel have any physiological relevance?

Membrane pores and transporters see millions of ions flow through them per second. This creates a current and therefore a magnetic field. Do cells have any use for these fields (like maybe drawing ...
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Is there any reasonably inert magnetic oxide?

I spent yesterday evening looking for data on magnetic oxides. What is easily available isn't well organized, so I ask here in hope someone can remember. I'm looking for a magnetic oxide (that is, an ...
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Why does concentration of solutions of alkali metals in liquid ammonia change the magnetic properties?

In "NCERT Chemistry for Class XI - Volume II", in chapter "s-block elements", under the topic "Chemical Properties of alkali metals", it is given: (vi) Solutions in ...
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Electron Spin, and the Stern-Gerlach Experiment

I think I understand the basics of the electron spin. However, I'm trying to figure out how to tell if, when shooting a beam of atoms (the Stern-Gerlach experiment), how to tell if an element will ...
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Magnetic mercury

Well, since I'm not sure, quite simply: Is there a possible way (apart from running a current through in the presence of a perpendicular $\mathbf{B}$ field) to make a small mixture of mercury magnetic ...
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How do I solve such questions on paramagnetism and ferromagnetism?

Match the type of magnetism given in Group I with the material given in Group II: $$ \begin{array}{ll|ll} \hline & \textbf{Group I} & & \textbf{Group II} \\ \hline \text{P} & \...
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Why would ferrofluid harden?

I recently decided to make my own ferrofluid toy to play with. I built a sealed enclosure at my local fablab, and the end result was perfect. It worked just like in the videos you see online, and I ...
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Why isn't aluminum ferromagnetic?

I know that the ferromagnetism of iron is because of its unpaired d electrons, but I also know that there are other metals with unpaired electrons like aluminum that are not ferromagnetic. Is the ...
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Magnetic properties of potassium dichromate

Is $\ce{K_2Cr_2O_7}$ diamagnetic or paramagnetic? While näive theory predicts it's diamagnetic, but we can't be sure. I cannot find any literature on this topic. Nor does Wiki has that information. ...
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Paramagnetism of group 2 elements

As far as I know, paramagnetism in normal substance arises due to unpaired electrons. I believe that the valence electrons of group 2 elements (Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba) are paired. But, here in the list ...
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How do hard drives store information using magnetic layering? (Antiferromagnetic/ferromagnetic films)

I am doing some work with solid state materials in some chemistry courses and I've been doing some research into exactly how a hard drive stores information as 1's and 0's. It seems like a bunch of ...
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Table for magnetic moments for all elements in periodic table? [closed]

I'm trying to look for a table for magnetic moments for all elements of the periodic table for my research project in computational chemistry, can anyone direct me to a suitable one?
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Is [Co(NH₃)₄Cl₂]Cl paramagnetic or diamagnetic?

$\ce{NH3}$ is known to be a strong field ligand, while $\ce{Cl}$ is known to be a weak field ligand. Is $\ce{[Co(NH3)4Cl2]Cl}$ a high spin complex or a low spin complex? I assumed this to be a high ...
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Only d orbital electrons for spin only magnetic moment

During my chemistry lessons and self studies, I have come upon many instances where I observed that during calculations of spin only magnetic moment of transition elements only the d orbital electrons ...
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Is cobalt (III) hexaaqua paramagnetic or diamagnetic?

The complex ion $\ce{[Co(H2O)6]^3+}$ has $\ce{Co}$ in the $+3$ oxidation state, meaning it has an electron configuration of $[Ar] 4s^0 3d^6$. Therefore it has 4 unpaired electrons and would be ...
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Is Neodymium Powder Magnetic?

In attempting to make magnetized neodymium (NdFeB) powder, I grinded neodymium magnets into a powderusing a belt sander. However, I found that the magnetic properties of the neodymium had decreased ...
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Other than ultracold lithium gas, are any ferromagnetic or magnetic gasses known or hypothesized?

I'm dealing with an interactive work of fiction right now, and one proposal is to combine two types of puzzles with a magnetic gas. I know that fermionic $\ce{^6Li}$, when cooled below $\pu{1 K}$, has ...
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Is Al2O3 (aluminum oxide) diamagnetic or paramagnetic?

The title about covers it, I am an amateur and I have found that checking 'molecule orbitals' can reveal the answer here but I cannot locate such an orbital. The reason for this question is I am ...
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Maximum metal-metal distance for antiferromagnetic coupling

Imagine a transition metal complex with multiple open-shell transition metal cations. If the metals are relatively close in distance, it is possible that antiferromagnetic coupling will occur between ...
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What is the magnetic moment of potassium hexacyanochromate(II)?

I calculated the magnetic moment of $\ce{K4[Cr(CN)6]}$? in the following way: $\ce{Cr^{+2}}$ has $4$ d electrons. And since $\ce{CN-}$ is a strong field ligand, the electrons will pair up in the $\...
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