Problem: Is N2+ diamagnetic or paramagnetic?

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We can use the molecular orbital diagram to predict whether the molecule is paramagnetic or diamagnetic. 

all the electrons are paired → diamagnetic

one or more electrons are unpaired →  paramagnetic.

Determine the number of valence electron

          Group            Valence Electrons

N           5A                   2 x 5 e- = 10 e-
From +1 charge                          - 1 e-
                                    Total:  9 valence e

Draw the molecular orbital diagram

The molecular orbital diagram of N2+ is

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Is N2+ diamagnetic or paramagnetic?

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