The magnetic force is the flip-side of the electrostatic force. The magnetic force and electrostatic force are two sides of the same fundamental force, the electromagnetic, or Lorentz force, which acts on charged particles due to electromagnetic fields. While understanding electrostatic force is enormously important for the new MCAT, especially as an underpinning of chemistry. magnetism is a little different. Magnetic phenomena do not play the same kind of integral role as electrostatic force in determining the internal energy change of most chemical reactions, for example, but magnetism has a way of showing up in a multitude of contexts relevant to the exam such as the motion of a cleavage fragment in mass spectrometry, to the basis of diamagnetism in oxyhemoglobin, or why, for example, aromatic ring protons experience deshielding in 1H NMR.
Magnetism Concept Cards
Conceptual Vocabulary Self-Test
Basic Terms Crossword Puzzle
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Conceptual Vocabulary for Magnetism