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Homework Help: Quick paramgnetic question

  1. Nov 4, 2007 #1
    Not sure about this question, first time i've seen paramagnetic even. Which is more paramagnetic.


    2S^2 2p^3

    2S^2 2p^5

    I think it's the second one because their are more unpaired electrons. Is that correct?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 4, 2007 #2

    yes, the second one is more paramagnetic with 3 unpaired
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