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Diamagnetism of Light and Heavy Water

Nature volume 135, pages 268269 (16 February 1935) | Download Citation

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THE molecular diamagnetism of light water, 12.97, has been closely approached in the values hitherto published for heavy water: 12.901 and 12.762. A coincidence has been observed in this department by J. H. Cruickshank, using a Curie-Chéneveau magnetic balance: the molecular diamagnetism of heavy water was 12.96±0.02. Additional measurements on light/heavy water mixtures, containing 44, 62 and 87 per cent of heavy water, showed strictly additive susceptibility. H2O, D2O and HDO therefore appear to have identical molecular dia-magnetisms, and to have no influence on one another's magnetism.

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  1. Department of Chemistry, University, Aberdeen. Dec. 17.

    • FRANCIS W. GRAY
    •  & JAMES H. CRUICKSHANK

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