Sunday, March 26, 2017

Diamagnetism

I'm fairly comfortable with my understanding of science, esp math, physics and chemistry, so Viktor Schauberger fans calling both zinc and copper diamagnetic was very puzzling.

I thought they were a function of the number of electrons but it turns out to be something else. More later.

Ah! Transition metals - copper, zinc -  are an exceptions!!

"Transition metals, in which the unpaired electron is not in a d-orbital. Examples of these metals include \(Sc^{3+}\), \(Ti^{4+}\), \(Zn^{2+}\), and \(Cu^+\). These metals are considered diamagnetic because all d-electrons are paired. "

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