We’re being asked to classify each diatomic molecule as diamagnetic or paramagnetic.
Recall that for:
• diamagnetic: all of the electrons are paired
• paramagnetic: at least one electron is unpaired
To do so, we need to look at the molecular orbital (MO) diagram of each molecule.
Recall that we have two types of MO diagrams:
Classify these diatomic molecules as diamagnetic or paramagnetic:
O2, F2, B2, C2, N2
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