# Question #51dbc

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Talking about atoms, not molecules...
Nitrogen

#### Explanation:

Paramagnetic materials are attracted by an externally applied magnetic field and form internal, induced magnetic fields in the direction of the applied magnetic field. <--extract from this page

They have at least one unpaired electron whereas diamagnetic have none as they only have paired electrons.

(Atom of) Nitrogen (N) [not ${N}_{2}$]configuration:

$1 {s}^{2} 2 {s}^{2} 2 {p}^{3}$ ...there are 3 unpaired electrons in the 2p orbital.

Phosphorus (P) is diamagnetic.