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Molecular Orbital Theory:
Other Diatomic Molecules
, is predicted to be
electron-dot structures and valence bond theory.
However, it is known to be
: All electrons are spin-paired. It is
weekly repelled by magnetic fields.
: There is at least one unpaired
electron. It is weakly attracted by magnetic fields.
Pictures of liquid oxygen attracted to the poles of an electromagnet are nice to show at this point.