Paramagnetism

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When liquid oxygen is poured from a beaker into a strong magnet, the oxygen temporarily stays between the magnetic poles owing to its paramagnetism

Paramagnetism is a form of magnetism whereby some materials are weakly attracted by an applied magnetic field and form induced magnetic fields in the direction of the magnetic field. Paramagnetic materials include most chemical elements and some compounds. They have a relative magnetic permeability that is a little bit higher than 1. The magnetic moment caused by the applied magnetic field is linear in the field strength and weak.[1]

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  1. Miessler, Gary L., 1949- (2004). Inorganic chemistry. Tarr, Donald A. (Donald Arthur), 1932-2006. (3rd ed ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Education. ISBN 0-13-035471-6. OCLC 52165864. |edition= has extra text (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)