Classify the following substances as diamagnetic or paramagnetic based on its magnetic properties.
A) A substance that has only paired electrons and no unpaired electrons
B) A substance that has no net magnetic moment
C) A substance that is weakly repelled by an external magnetic field
D) A substance that has unpaired electrons
E) A substance that is attracted to an external magnetic field
To use electron configuration to explain magnetic behavior. An important property that results from the electron configuration of an atom or an ion is behavior in the presence of an external magnetic field. Due to the random orientations of electron spins most materials have no permanent magnetic effect without an external magnetic field.
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