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There are many types of magnetic properties, including ferromagnetism, paramagnetism, diamagnetism, antiferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism, superparamagnetism, metamagnetism, spin glasses, and helimagnetism. Many of these are too weak to cause any noticeable interaction with a magnet. The type of everyday magnetism you're thinking of, which nickel has, is ...


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None of the US coins are magnetic (ferromagnetic), except for the 1943 Lincoln penny (Steel Cents, made in steel and zinc to save copper for ammunition during wartime), which are considered magnetic. Almost all of those coins other than Steel Cents are made with higher percentage of copper ($\ce{Cu}$) and lower percentages of other metals such as nickel ($\...


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The observation that oxygen did not seem to strictly follow Curie's law (where $1/\chi$ is linear with temperature) has been known since Kammerlingh Onnes pointed it out in the 1910's. By the late 1920's, it was known that diluting the liquid with nitrogen preserved Curie's law, suggesting that it took oxygen in close proximity to other oxygen to be the ...


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If the compound is really nickel(IV), then there are only two choices: a high-spin $\mathrm d^6$ or a low-spin $\mathrm d^6$ configuration, corresponding either to 4 or 0 unpaired electrons. As higher oxidation states make low-spin configurations more likely (due to the lower energy of metal orbitals which means the energy is more similar to the ...


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A less laborious path to very fine iron dust (in fact, likely pyrophoric iron) perhaps follows from first purchasing or preparing iron(II) oxalate (a path is detailed in a reference provided below). Next, thermally decompose the salt and finally, stabilize the nano-iron product with say mineral oil. The details on the thermal decomposition in an atmosphere ...


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Here is a relevant 2013 paper: Synthesis of pure iron magnetic nanoparticles in large quantity, to quote: Free nanoparticles of iron (Fe) and their colloids with high saturation magnetization are in demand for medical and microfluidic applications. However, the oxide layer that forms during processing has made such synthesis a formidable challenge. Lowering ...


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OK, those who say magnetic fields have no effect can buy a relatively inexpensive Magnetizer (as I once did) and try performing a controlled experiment (as I attempted) with the rusting of iron. There is some apparent evidence that alignment of magnetic fields can promote radical activity. This UK study on the effect of a magnetizer in reducing the amount of ...


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First, these seem to be anecdotal claims, perhaps pseudoscience, not repeated, carefully controlled, scientific experiments. That said, There are bacteria that use electricity as an energy source. Copper can be a needed nutrient, having nothing to o with electricity. Zinc can be a needed nutrient, having nothing to o with electricity. An electric current ...


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