Coordination Compounds

Coordination Compounds

Question

Which one of the following molecules is expected to exhibit diamagnetic behaviour?

  • C2

  • O2

  • N2

  • S2

Answer

A.

C2

C2 and N2, all the electrons are paired, therefore, both of are diamagnetic.
C2 (6+6 = 12)
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N2 (7+7) = 14
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Oxygen and sulphur both are paramagnetic molecules.

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