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The paramagnetism of $O_2$ molecule is believed to be due to the presence of two electrons with parallel spin in

$\begin{array}{1 1}(a)\;bonding\; \pi-orbitals\;with \;parallel \;spin \\ (b)\; anti-bonding\; \pi-orbitals\;with\;parallel\;spin \\(c)\; antibonding\; \pi-orbitals\;with\;opposite\;spin \\ (d)\; anti-bonding\; \sigma-orbitals\;with \;parallel \; spin \end{array}$

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(b)anti−bonding π− orbitals with parallel spin
Hence (b) is the correct answer.
answered Dec 9, 2013 by sreemathi.v
edited Oct 3, 2017 by meena.p

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