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Molecule is paramagnetic due to presence of: (a) two unpaired electrons in antibonding MO (b) one unpaired electrons in antibonding MO (c) two unpaired electrons in bonding MO

Molecule is paramagnetic due to presence of:
    (a)    two unpaired electrons in antibonding MO
    (b)    one unpaired electrons in antibonding MO
    (c)    two unpaired electrons in bonding MO

Grade:upto college level

2 Answers

Saurabh Koranglekar
askIITians Faculty 10335 Points
2 years ago
Dear student

The answer is option a

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Vikas TU
14149 Points
2 years ago
The reason that it is paramagnetic is because the oxygen molecule has two unpaired electrons. Electrons not only go around the atom in their orbitals, they also spin, which creates a magnetic field.

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