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Why is [Nicl4]2− Paramagnetic While [Ni(Cn)4]2− is Diamagnetic? (Atomic Number of Ni = 28) - Chemistry

Why is [NiCl4]2− paramagnetic while [Ni(CN)4]2− is diamagnetic? (Atomic number of Ni = 28)

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Solution

The compound, [NiCl4]2−, is paramagnetic since it contains two unpaired electrons.

The compound, [Ni(CN)4]2−, is diamagnetic as evident from the absence of unpaired electron

Concept: Bonding in Coordination Compounds - Magnetic Properties of Coordination Compounds
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