We have to determine how would nitrogen react if it were poured between the poles of a magnet.
We have the information that liquid oxygen is paramagnetic, and it sticks to the poles of a magnet.
Paramagnetic substances are attracted to a magnetic field.
Diamagnetic substances are repelled by a magnetic field.
To determine the behavior of nitrogen, we need to determine if it is paramagnetic or diamagnetic.
Paramagnetism of O2. When liquid oxygen is poured through a magnet, it “sticks” to the poles.
What would you expect to see if liquid nitrogen were poured between the poles of the magnet?
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