Microscale demonstration of the paramagnetism of liquid oxygen with a neodymium magnet

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Chemistry teachers are usually using the photograph of liquid oxygen suspended between the poles of a large magnet found in chemistry books as a form of demonstration to their students. This article shows how soap bubbles of oxygen gas are attracted to a 1800 gauss magnet and how to perform a microscale demonstration of the paramagnetic behavior of a 60 mg liquid oxygen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1296-1298
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Education

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