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Why is KO2 paramagnetic ?

Why is KO2 paramagnetic ?

Grade:12

6 Answers

Gaurav
askIITians Faculty 164 Points
6 years ago
KO2 is a superoxide in which, only one electron is released from the dioxygen atom and a superoxide ion is represented as 02 . So, in KO2 the oxygen atoms bear -1/2 oxidation state and they also behave as a free radical species, having an unpaired electron. We know that a molecule becomes paramagnetic due to the presence of unpaired electrons. Hence, KO2 behaves as paramagnetic molecule.
dolly bhatia
200 Points
6 years ago
KO2 is a superoxide which containd odd number of electrons (unpaired electron). Therefore KO2 is paramagnetic in nature.
Pallavi
13 Points
2 years ago
The superoxides of O2 is paramagnetic because of one odd no. of electron or one unpaired electron in pi*2p molecular orbital
Roshan
13 Points
2 years ago
Ko2 is superoxide which contain odd number of electrons ( unpaired electron) . Therefore ko2 is paramagnetic in nature.
Iftikar Ali Sheikh
15 Points
2 years ago
KO2  is a superoxide which contains odd number of electrons or unpaired electrons. .Therefore it is paramagnetic in nature
 
Yash Chourasiya
askIITians Faculty 256 Points
one year ago
Dear Student

KO2 is a superoxide in which, only one electron is released from the dioxygen atom and a superoxide ion is represented as 02- . So, in KO2 the oxygen atoms bear -1/2 oxidation state and they also behave as a free radical species, having an unpaired electron and we know that a molecule becomes paramagnetic due to the presence of unpaired electrons.
So, KO2 behaves as paramagnetic molecule.

I hope this answer will help you.
Thanks & Regards
Yash Chourasiya

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