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DCS# 5G30.20NWU# Ma-14 Location:  ??
title: Paramagnetism of Liquid Oxygen

    A strong magnet is cooled in LN.  Liquid Oxygen is poured between the poles and is held in place by the magnetic field.

    How is liquid oxygen similar to iron filings?
    Why doesn't the magnet attract the oxygen from the air?

Liquid Oxygen can be produced by filling a metal container with LN and catching the condensation of liquid oxygen dripping from the outside of the container.
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