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Q & A: magnetic manganese

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Most recent answer: 02/03/2017
Q:
If the water has manganese on it, can the magnet attract these manganese?
- Randy Ernest Gestosani (age 18)
Nabunturan, Compostela Valley Province, Philippines
A:

If that manganese is present in the typical form, as Mn+2 ions, they are paramagnetic and will be very weakly attracted to a magnet.

Mike W.


(published on 02/03/2017)

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