# Why does liquid O₂ stick to, and liquid N2 repel slightly from the poles of a magnet?

Why does liquid O₂ stick to, and liquid N2 repel slightly from the poles of a magnet? Use molecular orbital theory to justify your answers. Given that molecular orbital energy diagram for O2 is (sigma1s) (sigma*1s) (sigma2s) (sigma*2s) (sigma2p) (pi2p) (pi*2p) (sigma*2p) and for N2 is (sigma1s) (sigma*1s) (sigma2s)...
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Why does liquid O₂ stick to, and liquid N2 repel slightly from the poles of a magnet? Use molecular orbital theory to justify your answers. Given that molecular orbital energy diagram for O2 is (sigma1s) (sigma*1s) (sigma2s) (sigma*2s) (sigma2p) (pi2p) (pi*2p) (sigma*2p) and for N2 is (sigma1s) (sigma*1s) (sigma2s) (sigma*2s) (pi2p) (sigma2p) (pi*2p) (sigma*2p).

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