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Give the reason that why O2 molecule is paramagnetic? 1 year

Give the reason that why O2 molecule is paramagnetic? 1 year

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3 months ago
O² is paramagnetic. Can be explained by MOT (Molecular Orbital Theory).
As O² has 16 electrons 
Writing it's electronic configuration acc to MOT
Let's suppose
¢ -Sigma Orbital
π-pie orbital
¢¹s, ¢*1s ¢²s¢*²s¢2pz²|π2px²||π*2px¹|
                                        |π2py²||π*2py¹|
 
As O² has 2 unpaired electrons.
So it is Paramagnetic.
 
Hope it will help you.

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