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Bohr's Model of the Hydrogen Molecules and their Magnetic Susceptibility

Nature volume 110, pages 664665 (18 November 1922) | Download Citation



BOHR'S model of the molecules of hydrogen explains very satisfactorily the light dispersion of hydrogen,1 and gives the same value for the moment of inertia as that deduced from the specific heat;2 but it is generally believed that the model does not explain the diamagnetic property of the gas.3 For, according to P. Langevin's theory,4 the hydrogen molecules must have paramagnetic susceptibility, while as a matter of fact the gas is diamagnetic, as determined by Dr. T. Soné.5 But, as this note will show, this conclusion is not correct.

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  1. Research Institute for Iron, Steel, and other Metals, Imperial University, Sendai, Japan, September 22.



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