why is liquid oxygen paramagnetic?

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why is liquid oxygen paramagnetic?
« on: 07/08/2007 22:26:54 »
Liquid oxygen is attracted by a magnetic field but does not remain magnetic once it leaves the field. I don't get it, help......

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why is liquid oxygen paramagnetic?
« Reply #1 on: 07/08/2007 23:42:40 »
Is this not because liquid Oxygen molecules are more mobile than Iron particles and do not get setup by the magnetic field, if you tried it with molten Iron the effect would be the same (see Curie point).
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