• The structure of ozone—An interpretation of its magnetic susceptibility

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      Ozone; Magnetic Susceptibility; Diamagnetic Susceptibility; Ozone Molecule; Multiplet Structure

    • Abstract


      Calculation of magnetic susceptibility for the different valence bond structures indicate that ozone should be diamagnetic, the susceptibility being about −18×10−6 while reported experimental values show that it is feebly paramagnetic in the liquid state, diamagnetic values being reported for the gaseous state. The possible causes of the discrepancy and a comparison with oxygen are discussed. The magnetic behaviour may be considered to conform to what may be expected from other physical properties of ozone.

    • Author Affiliations


      S V Anantakrishnan1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Madras Christian College, Tambaram
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